Choosing an exclusive enclave like the Vineyard after spending three days on the road railing against the rich and the wealthy and the millionaires and the billionaires and the corporate jet owners who vacation exactly in the same place — and then spending ten days in their company — speaks of a kind of dissonance or hypocrisy.I don't begrudge any president a vacation or some time off to get away, but if you're going to bash millionaires and billionaires as people who "aren't paying their fair share", then why would you plan your vacation to one place where they're most likely to be? The optics are terrible.
You know, the Vineyard doesn’t have any bridges to it. You either get there on a ferry in your Maserati, or on a jet or a helicopter. It’s not exactly where ordinary folks will take a vacation.
Combine that with Michelle Obama's decision to spend thousands and thousands of taxpayer dollars to fly separately just so she could get there a few hours earlier, and you have a pretty seriously tone deaf First Family.