The President is on an extended vacation. And his leisure time is pretty tightly scheduled. His time away from the White House has generated a lot of criticism, even from those in his own party. Yet he took some time away from his golf game, Saturday to crash a wedding party.
Trump made the surprise appearance at the National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The president, wearing his Make America Great Again cap, saw the group and walked over to meet the bride.
The Daily Mail reported that the guests were surprised by his visit. They took to Instagram after, and one posted that the President was “less orange than expected.”
“Such a beautiful day and celebration!” One guest wrote. “And also, a run in with 45. Making weddings great again since August 5, 2017.”
The extended trip has drawn the ire of many who think the 17 day vacation is a bit long.
So far, Trump has spent 13 of his 28 weekends out of the White House. He frequently leaves for his properties in Palm Beach, Florida, and Bedminster, New Jersey.
Yet, the Daily Mail points out that “Trump has said several times that successful people don’t take vacations.”
Trump wrote in his 2004 book, Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: “Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job,”
“He told Larry King in an interview that year,” DM writes, “that ‘most of the people I know that are successful really don’t take vacations. Their business is their vacation. I rarely leave. You know that. You and I are friends. How often do you see me going away?”
In August 2011, Trump tweeted: “@BarackObama played golf yesterday. Now he heads to a 10 day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Nice work ethic.”
Yet Trump maintains it is a working vacation, and that he’ll still be taking phone calls and tweeting.
“The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!” Trump tweeted.
“United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K.”
During his time away from the White House, the President’s home and office are getting an extensive makeover that will even include the replacement of the air conditioning and heating systems.