What exactly did he do to deserve it? His non-stop campaigning? We know it wasn’t because he was working on a budget.

Via Politico:

When questioned by a reporter aboard Air Force One about the optics of President Obama vacationing in Palm Beach this weekend, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama deserves some time off.

“The president is going to enjoy the Presidents’ Day weekend with some friends,” Earnest said. “As we’ve discussed the president of the United States is the president of the United States 24 hours a day and will fulfill his responsibilites as president, even while he’s getting some well-deserved down time with some friends this weekend.

“I don’t think the American people will begrudge him that.”