One of the big talking points used by Donald Trump when he was running for president was that he would never take time off from the job, while using the opportunity to bash then President Barack Obama. After just seven months in the position, Trump has decided to take a vacation, which didn't go over well on social media.

Trump on vacation

In the years that Barack Obama was in the White House, Donald Trump would routinely take shots at the commander in chief anytime a vacation was announced or taking place. In October of 2014, Trump took to Twitter to bash Obama for a golf outing, tweeting, "Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.

Worse than Carter." The rhetoric was recycled on the campaign trail, as the former host of "The Apprentice" branded himself as a vibrant outsider who would get the job done, often ripping into those around him for allegedly not having the proper stamina, calling Jeb Bush "low energy" during the Republican primary, and digging up conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton's health during the general election. However, as reported by the Associated Press on August 3, Trump is planning a 17-day vacation for himself back to Bedminster, New Jersey and his private golf course. In response, social media users on Twitter were quick to hit back at the president.

Donald Trump will leave later this month to spend almost three weeks away from the White House.

According to the Associated Press, the vacation could be due to repairs being made in the White House, with special attention being paid to the old heating and cooling system. Regardless of his reasoning, Trump will soon hit the road, much to the chagrin of his critics.

Twitter reacts

In response to the news that Donald Trump will soon be taking an official vacation away from the White House, opponents of the billionaire real estate mogul were vocal on social media.

"Just a notice that Donald Trump is going on a vacation longer than the allowed #maternity leave of many female employees in the U.S." one Twitter user wrote.

"Donald Trump spends his time tweeting, playing golf, and alienating our allies.

What's he going to do on vacation, run the country?" another social media user wondered. "Do you sometimes get the impression that Donald Trump actually doesn't like America very much?" conservative writer Bill Kristol asked.

"Donald Trump refusing to consider his previous golf trips as vacations is like when an alcoholic doesn't consider red wine to be booze," actor Tommy Campbell tweeted out. As the backlash continued, it was clear that those who oppose the president will not be holding back their criticism anytime soon.