Posted on December 18, 2016


WT: “It’s travel time for both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, but for widely different reasons. Mr. Obama departs Friday for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, the last while he is in office. Judicial Watch recently revealed that, to date, the first family’s personal travel expenses have totaled more than $85 million.”

Last year’s jaunt to Hawaii cost $4.8 million, according to the watchdog, which bases the estimates on information from Freedom of Information Act requests and factors such as the cost of aircraft fuel, among other things. Well. Let’s just say aloha here, ‘tis the season. Enjoy Hawaii. Mr. Obama returns to the nation’s capital Jan. 3.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump so far has met with 90 prospective Cabinet members in his New York City offices, this according to his transition team. But he has not forgotten his “USA thank you tour,” meant to recognize steadfast voters who never deserted him during a particularly grueling campaign. On Friday, Mr. Trump journeys to Orlando, Florida, for a jumbo rally, accompanied by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Saturday finds Mr. Trump solo in Mobile, Alabama, for a midafternoon event in a stadium. It is evident that he relishes these jubilant voter visits — very local and authentically down home in nature. They also worked for him

What did the Obama vacation schedule look like before they moved into the White House?

Michelle My Butt Obama February 18, 2008: “For the first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country.”

Michelle in a recent Oprah interview: “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. You know, hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.”


WT- Aloha: President Obama’s Hawaiian vacations have an $85 million price tag

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