Presidential vacation?

 

It’s obvious that our president, weary from several long hours on the phone discussing the Ukraine with Vladimir Putin, was in need of a restorative getaway weekend. But, likely aware of deep criticism of the billions of taxpayer dollars he and his family have spent on travel over the past five years, President Obama made an official trip to a school in Miami-Dade. Likely in his effort to help boost tourism in Florida, he spent the rest of the weekend at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, playing golf, for a change.

Questions arise — who is on the hook for the luxury accommodations, food and golf expenses? All of us? Contrast this carefree weekend for the Obama family with untold millions of Americans struggling to put food on their tables. Of course, hobnobbing with the rich might affect his reputation with the poor, disadvantaged middle-class he professes to help.

Joe Feinberg, Coral Gables

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