Former President Barack Obama loved to use the American people’s tax dollars to fund his private vacations.
However, since leaving office, Obama has been traveling the world, riding on private yachts, and even found himself recently being escorted by private Italian fighter jets.
Even the left has started to become angry with Obama and his frequent vacations.
“The left-wing media is also worried about Obama’s luxury vacations,” reported Fox News Politics.
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“Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali — where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; a Palm Springs estate; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island; the exclusive Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu; the 13th-century Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany; and the Rising Sun, Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen’s private yacht,” Fox News reported.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The Borgo Finocchieto location that Obama visited was no ordinary destination, even for vacationers. It’s a restored medieval hamlet, complete with villas, almost two dozen bedrooms, and owned by former Italy Ambassador John Phillips, an Obama appointee, according to Fox News.
Obama reportedly touched down at a nearby airport in a private jet escorted by Italian Air Force fighters — another bit of extravagance.
Kendra Thornton, owner of luxury travel agency Royal Travel and an expert in the industry, said the destinations are “some of the most luxurious travel destinations in the world,” according to Fox News.
“Anyone who stays at these properties does so because they want the best of the best.”
It must be nice, right? While the average American is working hard to put food on the table, Obama is traveling the world without a care.
Even liberal critic John Oliver criticized Obama over his extensive vacations.
“This might be controversial, [but] I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson,” he said on his show according to Time. “Just tone it down with the kitesurfing pictures.”
“I know that people accused him of being out of touch with the American people during his presidency. I’m not sure he’s ever been more out of touch than he is right now,” Oliver added.
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