Obama taking less vacations, still too much for some

Malia Obama, Michelle Obama, Christine Williamson, Barack Obama, Preston Williamson IV

According to The Topeka Capital Journal, Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than any of his predecessors. But his two- week break on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and and time spent on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the U.S.

Since taking the presidency, Obama has taken 20 vacations lasting 2 to 15 days. As of Friday, he has spent all or part of 138 days on “vacation.”

By the same point in his second term, President George W. Bush spent 381 partial or whole days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, and another 26 days at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to CBS News.


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