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What Does It Mean When Trump Says Clinton Has No ‘Stamina’?

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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump took an insult usually reserved for rival Jeb Bush and instead used it on Hillary Clinton Sunday.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” Trump said Clinton is too low-energy to be president. Trump has, in the past, used the line successfully against Bush and is hoping for similar effects against Clinton.

As president, Trump said, a person needs to deal with “very, very tough people.”

“They only understand strength. They don’t understand weakness,” Trump said. “Somebody like Jeb, and others that are running against me — and by the way Hillary is another one. I mean, Hillary is a person who doesn’t have the strength or the stamina, in my opinion, to be president. She doesn’t have strength or stamina. She’s not a strong enough person to be president.”

Stephanopoulos pressed Trump about his criteria for defining “strength and stamina,” but Trump just repeated the line.

“We’re dealing with very — George, we’re dealing with very, very strong people. And you need strength and you need stamina,” he said. “Hillary does not have that.”

In the past, Trump has repeatedly accused both Bush and Ben Carson of being low energy, and not having what it takes to be president.

In one instance, Trump referred to himself as “the Tom Brady of negotiators.” He said Bush is “a very low-energy individual. And if you’re dealing with China, these people send in fierce, fierce negotiators. These are fierce people. And you know, we don’t need low energy.”

Trump also released a video on Instagram called “Wake Up Jeb Supporters,” which ripped Bush for being so low-energy that a woman at one of his campaign events fell asleep right behind him while he was speaking.

In the video released in September, the narrator asked, “Having trouble sleeping at night? Too much energy? Need some low energy? with the punch line “Jeb, for all your sleeping needs.”

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