Some social media users were outraged after first daughter Ivanka Trump posted a photo on Instagram of her children enjoying a relaxing weekend in Palm Beach, Florida.
The photo was posted on March 5. It shows Ivanka and her three children in coordinating outfits at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, the Daily Mail reported. "Sunday in Palm Beach!" the caption read.
Ivanka and her family traveled on the presidential helicopter from the White House to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and then on Air Force One to Palm Beach.
While some social media users found the photos to be cute, others seemed more concerned with how much vacation time the president has been taking.
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"Stop using our money for your disgusting vacations!" wrote one Instagram user.
"Paid for by the American people," wrote another. "Many of us can't afford vacations. You're welcome."
"Your father cuts the budget for EPA yet he's spent 12M of tax payer money on vacation and travel expenses," commented another. "Not to mention security provided for his wife in NY."
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"The President going to Florida almost every weekend is costing the taxpayer's a huge amount of money," wrote another commenter. "Trump was horribly critical of President Obama's occasionall golf game or vacation."
"He even said as President he would be too busy working from the White House to [Make America Great Again] to have time for such things. Now that he has been elected it's another story. Very disappointing!"
"I don't hate these children," wrote another. "They are perfectly cute. But they are being used by their mother as photo props and a distraction. And that family is costing us the same amount on travel in a month as Obama cost in a year. Do the math - flying the back and forth from DC to Florida every weekend is coming out of our pockets. It's $3m a weekend."
The first family was getting ready to fly back to Washington after the president and Ivanka visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando. They were joined by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Ivanka's husband and presidential adviser Jared Kushner, and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
The purpose of the visit to the school was to promote the administration's school choice agenda. St. Andrew has a large number of students using Florida's school voucher program, which DeVos advocates. It marks the first school visit of Trump's presidency. He reportedly spent some time inside a fourth-grade classroom, joking with students and urging them to avoid a career in politics.