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Should presidents get weekends off?

How much downtime should a president get? In the first 60 days of his presidency, Donald Trump has already spent five weekends at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida. Critics say presidents don't get weekends off, but supporters argue Trump is working during those weekends—and besides, a burnt-out president would serve no one. What do you think? 🏌️

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Isn't bitching about presidential weekends and vacations pretty much a national pastime? George W. Bush took a lot of flack for his frequent trips to Crawford, Texas (77 in eight years) and plenty of people bitched about the Obamas' trips to Hawaii. Presidents do need to rest in order to do their jobs. 

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a Fox News interviewer "the word 'vacation' would not exist in a Trump administration."

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“The president’s very clear that he works seven days a week. This is where he goes to see his family. He brings people down there. This is part of being president,” Spicer said.

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The presidency is, in many ways, the most stressful job in the world—and humans aren't machines, we need to recover sometimes.

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As this graph shows, presidents do need rest—but some need more rest than others.

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Others think that if you want to sleep, the presidency is not for you .You are expected to be alert and available around the clock, ready to respond to a crisis at any moment.

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But the idea of presidents never taking a break makes no sense either. It would be bad for their health, which would be bad for everyone else.

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Trump claims he doesn't sleep. And let's face it, presidents are never really "off-the-clock."

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That said, President Trump said he would not take any vacation time while in office:

“We have so much work. There’s so much work to be done. And I want to get it done for the people,” he said. “I want to get it done. We’re lowering taxes, we’re taking care of health care. I mean, there’s just so much to be done. So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no,” Trump said, ruling out a vacation for himself.
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Should presidents get weekends off?
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