President Donald Trump held an event this past Thursday to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The event went off without a hitch, which these days seems to be a miracle. But the celebration was shadowed by a bit of issue thanks to the President's own words from holidays past.
You see the party was held five days before Hanukkah actually begins.
This year it's December 12th.
This particular choice caused a stir because it reminded people about how in 2011 Trump criticized then President Barack Obama for doing the same, suggesting that Obama held the party early because he was more concerned with his family’s Christmas vacation.
So basically Trump called out Obama for behavior he disapproved of and then turned around and did the exact same thing. Sad. Sad.
Back in 2011 Trump tweeted :
“Why was the Hanukah celebration held in the White House two weeks early? @BarackObama wants to vacation in Hawaii in late December. Sad.”
It's been reported that '45 needed to get a jump on his holiday plans. After christening a new civil rights museum in Mississippi, he has to jet, the "winter White House," Mar-a-lago awaits.
Naturally Twitter had some thoughts on this topic.
Nostradumbass strikes again.— Resist. Persist. Artist. (@tarakraft) December 8, 2017
Meeting up with his Russian buddies again so soon. The news about Jr. has him scared. He has to check in with his bosses.— Pegytoo (@Camdens12me) December 8, 2017