Fox News hosts suspicious that Obama is cutting short vacation they slammed him for taking
The host of Fox & Friends on Thursday were upset that President Barack Obama could be ending his holiday early to deal with an immigration crisis, just weeks after they slammed him for not cutting a vacation short like they incorrectly reported that Ronald Reagan had done.
“The president of the United States has now announced that he’s going to be cutting his vacation off by about a week!” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade exclaimed during a Thursday segment about possible executive action on immigration.
“Yeah, there’s going to be some vacation interruptus,” co-host Steve Doocy quipped. “It turns out, he’s supposed to go to Martha’s Vineyard from Aug. 9th through the 24th, but he’s going to come back to the White House on Aug. 17th through the Tuesday.”
“Could that be the big unveiling of the big executive action to amnetize all these people?” he added. “At this point, we don’t know.”
Co-host Anna Kooiman entertained the idea that the president could be ending his vacation to play more golf somewhere else, but she decided that didn’t make sense.
“I think he’s going to push for [executive] action,” Kilmeade opined. “Although if you’re going to do something major, why do it before Labor Day?”
Less than a month ago, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren had complained about Obama taking the Martha’s Vineyard trip as the U.S. was dealing with thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Central America.
And when a Malaysian Airlines flight went down in Ukraine, the hosts of Fox & Friends wanted to know why the president had not been more like Ronald Reagan, who they said cut a vacation short to deal with a downed Korean Air jet in 1983.
“What kind of message does that send to people around the globe when he doesn’t stop and get back in the office when a crisis like this occurs?” Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Fox News host Chris Wallace.
Wallace, however, pointed out that it actually took four days for Reagan’s staff to convince him to leave his ranch in Santa Barbara and fly back to Washington, D.C. to deal with the crisis.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Aug. 7, 2014.