You Won’t Believe How Much Vacation Time Joe Biden Has Taken Since Taking Office
One thing that people tend to do when somebody who holds two a political party that’s different from their own is to analyze and criticize just how much time that president spends on vacation. The whole time while President Trump was in office, they would criticize him for taking vacations but especially for taking time to play rounds of golf on his golf courses.
Likewise, Republicans used to do the same thing to Barack Obama when he was in office. Obama would go on vacation quite a bit and he would play golf quite a bit as well and Republicans would criticize him for that.
I’ll admit that I used to do the same thing to Obama. Looking back on it now, Barack Obama actually didn’t spend an awful lot of time on vacation. If what I found on Wikipedia is accurate, even though I know many times it’s not and its biased information, Obama spent 328 days on vacation. I would wonder if there were some instances in which they didn’t label some sort of trip as a vacation.
Comparatively, President Trump spent 381 days on vacation according to that Wikipedia article. That would amount to about 26% of the time bet he spent on vacation. If that is accurate than that is just like saying that one of the four years of President Trump was in office, he was on vacation. I highly doubt that this is true. In fact, there are many things that I would say were not a vacation at all. This article is counting any times that he went and played golf as a vacation day or any time that he was at his own property. Just because I go play golf that day doesn’t mean that I didn’t work that day or was on vacation.
And actually, whenever I go to the source that Wikipedia cites, I see the number 281 days at gulf properties and that makes me wonder if that’s what they’re considering as vacation.
But that’s not the point I want to make. Here is what I actually want to point out. Joe Biden has been in office or a little over 500 days so far. He has spent more than 200 of them on vacation. It seems like every time he comes back from a vacation he packs up and goes on another one. As of right now Joe Biden has spent approximately 40% of his time as president on vacation.
According to the New York Post,
President Biden is taking heat for spending 40% of his days in office “on vacation” after he was away from the White House for two-thirds of August.
Biden’s weekend jaunts and vacations spanned 234 days — with seven in 10 of them spent at his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware — out of 589 days in office.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told The Post that Republicans believe it’s a winning campaign issue — alongside concerns over the effects of Biden-era spending, including Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus package last year and this year’s $437 billion environmental and health care bill.
The 19-month tally of Biden trips was assembled by the RNC and is consistent with independent journalistic counts. It includes days that Biden spent at his Delaware residences as well as days at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, and trips to Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Kiawah Island, South Carolina.