White House: No Change in Obama Vacation or Fundraising Plans

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed on Friday that President Obama is still planning to go on vacation this weekend, in spite of the violent developments in Iraq and his decision to authorize military air strikes in the region.

“At this point, I don’t have any changes in the president’s schedule to announce,” Earnest said when questioned about Obama's plans by reporters.

Obama is planning a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard which is scheduled to end on August 24.

Obama is also planning to attend a fundraiser on Monday on Martha’s Vineyard for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

“The President’s schedule from Monday hasn’t changed either,” Earnest explained.

As part of his vacation plans, Obama already scheduled a return to the White House on Sunday, August 17 for meetings before returning to Martha’s Vineyard on August 19.


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