Presidents take vacations just like the rest of us. And why shouldn't they? It's a rough job. Despite the fact that they're completely different leaders and first families, Donald Trump's and Barack Obama's family vacations both seem pretty leisurely.
Though, a story about presidential vacations — especially these two presidents — should note that Trump spent the better part of Obama's presidency railing against him for taking too many golfing trips. But by August 2017, Trump had outpaced Obama in his time spent on the golf course. So there's that major difference right off the bat. Trump took to Twitter innumerable times to point out that Obama’s trips were costing taxpayers, but an 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.
Between bike riding and fishing, kitesurfing and skiing, both first families have spent their vacations in leisurely style.