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These Trump Tweets About Obama's Vacations Didn't Age Well

03/08/2017 7:57 PM AEST | Updated 04/08/2017 12:33 AM AEST

Throughout former President Barack Obama’s time in office, then-reality TV star Donald Trump often mocked him for taking vacations. But now, Trump is set to head out on one of his own.

On Friday, he’ll head to his New Jersey golf course for a 17-day trip, according to The Associated Press. This comes on top of the many other weekends he’s spent either there or at his Florida resort. In fact, he’s already outpaced Obama in time spent on the green.

Trump lamented multiple times that Obama’s trips were costing taxpayers big time. But a recent analysis by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch found that eight years of Obama vacations cost just under $100 million. According to CNN, Trump’s trips during his first 80 days alone have cost $20 million.

“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump said last year during his presidential campaign. “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.” 

The president, like his predecessors, has the right to take a vacation. But the trip has put his past criticism of Obama in a new light. Here are some comments that have not aged well (including a bonus birther reference!): 

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