Via Washington Examiner:
Yesterday, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs defended President Obama’s decision to take a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, explaining that “secret messages” keep the president updated on current events while he’s out of town.
Savannah Guthrie on Meet the Press asked Gibbs to comment on the “images of [Obama] vacationing at a time when people are hurting.” Gibbs offered this response:
The truth is, again, as you well know and as I well know, there — the presidency goes with you wherever you go. That’s why there’s Secret Service, that’s why there’s communications folks. And I don’t mean communications folks like me, I mean, people that can get, you know, secret messages to the president. I have no doubt right now that the president is likely sitting in Martha’s Vineyard getting an update on the situation on Syria and Libya, as well as talking to advisers about the economy.