Donald Trump will be thrilled to know that he has shattered at least one record as a first-year president.
The Trumpster, who famously campaigned on the promise that he wouldn’t “have time to play golf” if elected president, spent nearly one-third (111 days) of his first year in office on vacation.
Most of those were at his own golf properties resulting in a windfall for him financially due to the costs of housing Secret Service, aides and staffers.
Contrast that with Barack Obama’s measly 26 vacation days taken during his first year in the White House according to CBS News.
Counting down vacation days for the last six presidents:
• Obama – 26 days of vacation during his first year.
• George W. Bush – 69 days of vacation.
• Bill Clinton – 21 days of vacation his first year.
• George H.W. Bush – 40 days on vacation.
• Ronald Reagan – 42 vacation days during his first year in office.
• Jimmy Carter – just 19 vacation days.
The White House has become so aware of Trump’s excessive golf habits that spokesmen regularly deny he playing golf. Today, a white truck was used to block cameras from recording Trump on the golf course.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 27, 2017