On the special west coast broadcast of ABC's Good Morning America
(8:00 AM PST) reporter Mike von Fremd had these words:
This is another example that presidents are never on vacation. The president was here in Crawford supposedly hoping today to spend time on a new mountain bike. Instead, he was on a secure phone. [...]
He was supposed to be riding a new bike he got for Christmas today. Instead of riding his mountain bike, he's going to be very busy talking to his staff.
I don't know whether to be heartened that a president is doing his job, or disheartened that this president is doing his job.
Some people are better left on vacation.