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Does President Trump have enough stamina for the job?

President Trump has long had a fixation on physical strength and energy, even going so far as to dictate a letter to his personal doctor stating he is the healthiest president in history. One of his most frequently used digs against candidate Hillary Clinton was that she didn't have the "stamina" for the presidency. Over the weekend though, critics and world leaders alike questioned the president's "stamina" after he declined to attend services commemorating the end of World War I, citing inclement weather. What do you think?

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Manliness and physical strength have long been a fixation of Donald Trump's. During a presidential debate in 2016, then-candidate Trump went so far as to question whether Hillary Clinton "had the stamina" for the presidency. 

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That debate was not the only time he implied Clinton was a feeble and infirm counterpoint to his manly energy.

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In fact, he made mention of it pretty frequently. 

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It was one of his main talking points on the campaign trail. A lack of "stamina" was one of his favorite attacks against all of his opponents. Per the New York Times

“Here’s a woman — she’s supposed to fight all of these different things, and she can’t make it 15 feet to her car,” he told supporters at a recent rally in Pennsylvania. “She’s home resting right now.” He slackened his jaw and feigned stumbling across the stage, a dramatic re-enactment of the video that showed Clinton nearly collapsing from pneumonia in September. “Folks,” Trump announced, “we need stamina.”
Vim and vigor have always featured prominently in Trump’s self-image. In his 2009 book “Think Like a Champion,” he called “positive stamina” a “necessary ingredient for success.” His Twitter feed is, accordingly, a constant stamina-evaluation zone: He has rated the vitality not only of Clinton (“zero imagination and even less stamina”) but also of Joan Rivers (“truly amazing stamina”), the world’s “many losers and haters” (“never have the brains or stamina to become truly successful”) and, of course, himself (“one of my greatest assets”). During the first presidential debate, he attacked Clinton’s stamina in four consecutive sentences: “She doesn’t have the stamina. I said she doesn’t have the stamina. And I don’t believe she does have the stamina. To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina.”
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Yet after Trump chose to stay in his hotel room instead of visiting the cemetery where thousands of American veterans are buried, he was bombarded with criticism. His choice to stay home was all the more stark when compared to the horrific conditions faced by those veterans. Per ABC News

"It's incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary -- and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago...," David Frum, a political commentator and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, wrote on Twitter.
In a follow-up tweet, Frum wrote, "It's not even 60 miles from central Paris to the monument. If the weather is too wet & windy for helicopters, a presidential motorcade could drive the distance in an hour."
Kelly Magsamen, a high-ranking Pentagon official in the administrations of Barack Obama and George W. Bush, heaped on the criticism, tweeting, "Real low energy, @realDonaldTrump to not bother to honor the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWI due to some rain. Somehow everyone else was able to do so today. Obama never had this problem. He also visited our troops in war zones."
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Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told CNN that traveling to the ceremony "was not that big a challenge or problem" for the president. 

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Several days later, Mic reports, Trump refrained from attending Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. It was raining that day as well. 

Instead of spending his Monday marking Veterans Day, Trump has instead been tweeting conspiracy theories about the midterm elections, baselessly claiming that Democrats are forging ballots in a closely watched Florida recount.
“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump tweeted, a completely false claim, as the ballots being counted were mailed in, including from military personnel serving overseas, who have until 10 days after the election ends to have their ballots make it to Florida to be counted. “An honest vote count is no longer possible — ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!”
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Trump was not only dragged by officials and the Twitter commentariat, the Washington Post reports that the French Army got in on mocking Trump's apparent lack of stamina. 

A century and some change after bugle calls for cease-fire drifted over European trench lines, the French launched a salvo.
“There is rain, but it does not matter,” the French army said Monday on Twitter, alongside a photo of a rain-soaked recruit crawling through an obstacle. “We remain motivated.”
The French were almost certainly trolling President Trump two days after he canceled a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, ostensibly because of inclement weather. The verdant hillside shrine of arcing headstones marks the final resting place of 2,289 U.S. troops, many of whom were killed in the Battle of Belleau Wood. The names of 1,060 more who were never found are inscribed on a wall there.
The White House canceled the visit, which Trump would have made aboard the presidential helicopter Marine One, after it was determined that the conditions offered “near-zero visibility,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, amid criticism and speculation that Trump was not motivated to join other world leaders there by car instead.
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Does President Trump have enough stamina for the job?
A festive crown for the winner
#TrumpTooFeeble
#TrumpStillGotIt