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Liberals, mainstream media attack Trump for being 'exhausted' in Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump is criticized for being "exhausted" on his first foreign trip. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump often bashed Republican candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton for being “low energy” and possessing “low stamina." (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

During a speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, President Donald Trump deviated from his prepared remarks and said “Islamic extremism” instead of “Islamist extremism” — a phrase that can be construed as painting the entire Islamic religion with an “extremism” brush rather than just the extremist minority.

When the traveling press pool inquired about the deviation, a White House staffer blamed Trump’s error on a lack of rest and said that Trump is “exhausted."

The staffer’s admission proved to provide ample fuel for the mainstream media and progressives Sunday to bash Trump for his fatigue.

That’s because Trump, while running for the White House last year, routinely bashed Republican candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton for being “low energy” and possessing “low stamina."

In January 2016 while still in the midst of the Republican primary, Trump tweeted: "Hillary Clinton doesn't have the strength or stamina to be president. Jeb Bush is a low energy individual, but Hillary is not much better!"

Indeed, once he secured the GOP nomination, Trump continued those attacks on Clinton.

"You ever see Hillary where she comes out and she'll read a teleprompter and then she'll go home and you don't see her for three, four days, then she comes back?” he  asked at a campaign event last July. "She's low energy, she actually is low energy. She'll go home, she'll take a nap for four or five hours then come back. No naps for Trump!"

And once news broke that Trump was “exhausted” while on his first foreign trip as president, many observers piled on, including those in the mainstream media.

They not only mocked Trump for being exhausted given his record of attacking Clinton and others as “low energy,” but many drew attention to Clinton’s record-breaking travel record as secretary of state implying that it's actually Trump who has low stamina:

Monday marked the third day of Trump’s nine-day international trip. He began the trip by making a stop in Saudi Arabia, then jetted to Israel and plans to make stops in Italy and Belgium before heading back to Washington, D.C.

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