Saturday, August 05, 2017
GQ Creates New Award and Trump Wins
GQ rates Donald Trump the "laziest president in American history."
How does the Cheeto Benito pick up that accolade only six months into his term? Easy:
"Don't take vacations. What's the point? If you're not enjoying your work, you're in the wrong job," said Donald Trump knowingly in 2004. "Barack Obama played golf yesterday. Now he heads to a 10-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Nice work ethic," observed Donald Trump sarcastically in 2010. "President Obama is about to embark on a 17-day vacation in his 'native' Hawaii," exclaimed Donald Trump incredulously in 2013. "I would not be a president who took vacations," promised Donald Trump confidently in 2015. "I'm going to vacation for the next 17 days at a New Jersey golf resort with my name on it," whispered Donald Trump, probably, in 2017.
Yes, the president will reportedly leave the White House on Friday to begin a 17-day stay at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, which historians believe will be the longest period that anyone who does not reside full-time in Somerset County will voluntarily travel to and stay in Somerset County. (Imagine being told that you can take an all-expenses-paid vacation anywhere in the country and deciding on...New Jersey.) This is, of course, not the first time that Trump has enjoyed time away from the White House on taxpayers' dime—the price tag of his weekend jaunts this year alone are estimated to outpace President Obama's entire eight-year travel budget—but it will be the lengthiest trip he's taken yet.