This update in the “Tweeter-in-Chief” articles wishes to pay tribute to President Trump’s current “working” vacation. In particular, President Trump’s remarkable tendency to say one thing only to contradict his previous statements later.
Not only does President Trump contradict himself, but he also appears oblivious to his hypocrisy—or he unambiguously does not care. The following tweets highlight the latest “round” of Trump contradictions or, as some may refer to as
double-speak Trump-speak on the subject of Presidential vacations and golf:
Habitual, You Say?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2011
In August 2016, Trump told his supporters, “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
Fast forward to 343-days into Trump’s Presidency shows that President Donald J. Trump has spent 114-days at one of his business properties. As for golf? The Trump administration has been shy to disclose the President’s golf outings. Thus, official numbers are difficult to tally, but entities such as TrumpGolfCount.com (reports the current Trump golf count at 85) and NBC News (currently counts the number of Trump golf property visits at 88) are working to keep the American public attuned to the truth.
When will Obama next go on vacation if he wins the election? The day after.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2012
A reminder, not only does President Trump average spending one out of every three days at his properties, but he is also raising ethical flags for his 2020 fundraising campaigns.
Great Point, Sir.
"Don't take vacations. What's the point? If you're not enjoying your work, you're in the wrong job." — Think Like A Billionaire
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2012
At this point, everyone knows that Trump never actually wrote any of his books. As an ode to the true writers of Trump books, Trump biographer, Tim O’Brien (the writer of 2005’s TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald) explains how Trump changed after Trump Tower was built:
“But the success of that went to his head and he never cared again. He’s fundamentally lazy. He free-rides so many processes he doesn’t know anything about. He used to do it in the business world, and now he does it in the political world.”
O’Brien would add:
“He’s not a student of anything other than protecting his image. What he cares about is how he’s perceived, not the nuts and bolts of things. He is essentially a performance artist.”
Impressive ‘Native’ Hypocrisy:
Pres. Obama is about to embark on a 17 day vacation in his ‘native’ Hawaii, putting Secret Service away from families on Christmas. Aloha!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2013
Did Obama spend his days in Hawaii to plant a ‘fake’ birth certificate? Probably not, but the odds of Trump ever finding the “real” birth certificate at one of his Trump-brand properties must be zero percent. Ironically, Trump took his own 17-day vacation in August at Bedminster.
Wall Mission Accomplished.
If Obama is concerned about the border, he should stop vacationing. Gov't will save millions which it can use to stop illegal migration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2014
At this point, what can anyone say? Trump’s ability to produce hypocritical irony is uncanny. Perhaps, the real debate should focus to determine if President Trump lives in the Hypocritically Ironic Matrix or if he IS the Hypocritically Ironic Matrix.
Shall We Compare?
We pay for Obama's travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
A recent article from the ‘failing’ New York Times took up the challenge from Trump supporters that often dismiss Trump’s list of lies by saying: “(I)f you made a similar list for previous presidents, it would be just as bad.”
The Times goes to point out they “applied the same conservative standard to Obama and Trump, counting only demonstrably and substantially false statements. The result: Trump is unlike any other modern president. He seems virtually indifferent to reality, often saying whatever helps him make the case he’s trying to make.”
Best of all, their results conclude:
In his first 10 months in office, he has told 103 separate untruths, many of them repeatedly. Obama told 18 over his entire eight-year tenure. That’s an average of about two a year for Obama and about 124 a year for Trump.
Our Wonderful President
While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016
How is the bigly Trump infrastructure plan going? Is that done already? Is that even a thing?
Um, Meetings & Calls
Working in Bedminster, N.J., as long planned construction is being done at the White House. This is not a vacation – meetings and calls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2017
Nothing to say at this point; other than, at least some construction was done and enjoy a wonderful read from Newsweek titled Trump, America’s Boy King: Golf and Television Won’t Make America Great Again.
Back to the “Alternative” Grind!
I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
Unless Trump’s work involves getting on the PGA tour, someone needs to explain to him what the phrase “back to work” means to most people. As this USAToday article documents, after the Christmas “back to work” tweet, Trump has spent four straight days–golfing.
Plus, it denotes a bigly Trump website blunder to create an error message that reads: “Unlike Obama, we are working to fix the problem … and not on the golf course.” Also of note, the article’s golf tally for President Trump remains different than those mentioned earlier.
Perhaps, such “fake” golf news would not get reported if the Trump administration would be transparent?
The Presidency of Donald J. Trump is not typical and should never be normalized. Unfortunately, Trump has proven that just by moving forward, he can get through bigly scandals and lies. Trump’s ability to keep moving from scandal to scandal mixed with a short attention span of the media and public–are potentially disastrous.
If President Trump is willing to be so dishonest about golf and vacations while also demonstrating a willingness to break his promises–what other lies does or will he tell? What other promises might he break? The purpose of this writing is to keep the readers and American public alert.
Read, stay informed, and never normalize the ongoing ridiculousness of the Trump Presidency.
For further consideration, a few bigly good reads: