Obama has chosen arguably the worst time in his presidency to embark on a lengthy vacation. Still, he packed up the family and headed to Martha’s Vineyard last week, despite the fact that rioters are decimating the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and foreign affairs don’t look much better.
On Sunday, as the violence escalated among St. Louis area protesters, President Obama and his wife enjoyed a night out on the town in the island setting of their favorite vacation spot. The couple ate dinner and took in a jazz concert. As you might expect, when news of the Obamas’ little date night spread, the masses were outraged.
Pool: The White House reports that Obama and the First Lady are attending a performance of Jazz on the Vineyard.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 17, 2014
— Foglift (@fogslifting) August 17, 2014
— Ford Flathead (@FordFlatheadV8) August 17, 2014
— M4Dave (@danoll46) August 17, 2014
— Super Genius (@Crapplefratz) August 17, 2014
— JP Quinn (@JPQ904) August 17, 2014
— CzechChick (@czechchick76) August 17, 2014
@ZekeJMiller Let the plebs deal with the country’s issues on their own, I have some jazz to listen to.
— Christian White (@CWCanadianRight) August 17, 2014
— Andrew Wuestenfeld (@AndrewWuest) August 17, 2014
— Ani (@SkuterP) August 18, 2014
— Bob Broderick (@bsquaredBobB) August 18, 2014
— SunSeeker (@KatyRemington1) August 18, 2014
— JoeC (@JoeC1776) August 18, 2014
(Read More: French Foreign Minister SLAMS Obama For Vacationing)
That same evening, the family flew back to Washington, D.C. to take a break from their heavily criticized vacation. The White House has not released the exact reason for the family’s break in the middle of their annual summer trip, except to say that Obama will be meeting with Vice President Biden and other advisors.
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