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After an eight-year break during the Obama administration, the mainstream media in the Trump years has been able to get back to berating presidents over their vacationing habits.
For a while, I was actually worried that the people at CNN would be so out of practice from ignoring Barack Obama’s golf junkets they wouldn’t be able to make an appropriately snide remark any time President Trump decamped to Bedminster.
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Of especial interest to the media seems to be the president’s visits to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort. Sure, Trump could be taking a working vacation at his club down in the Sunshine State, but Anderson Cooper is still going to act like he’s sitting out by the pool for hours on end watching old episodes of “The Apprentice” on his iPhone.
And with the partial government shutdown now in full effect, they were all ready to pounce. It was going to be Chris Christie on the beach, times a million. The helicopters were all gassed up, ready to provide non-stop aerial coverage of absolutely nothing happening while Don Lemon gave some sort of lachrymose paean to all of the poor government workers who won’t be receiving a check this Christmas.
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And then it all went to pot: Trump decided to spend Christmas in Washington.
“Due to the shutdown, President Trump will remain in Washington, D.C., and the First Lady will return from Florida so they can spend Christmas together,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Saturday.
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“The White House had twice canceled Trump’s planned departure to his Mar-a-Lago resort, two White House aides confirmed, as Washington plunged into a partial government shutdown and officials continued negotiating to reach...
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