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Donald Trump Slams Hillary Clinton for Taking Campaign Break to Attend Adele Concert

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Donald Trump slammed rival Hillary Clinton for taking time off from her presidential campaign to attend an Adele concert in Miami on Tuesday night, the eve of her 69th birthday.

“I think it’s so unfair because, you know, Hillary Clinton goes to see an Adele concert last night, and everybody says, ‘Oh, wasn’t that nice. Isn’t that wonderful?’ ” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos from inside his new Washington, D.C., hotel on Wednesday.

Taking aim at Clinton’s “stamina” once again, Trump added, “She goes, she does one stop. She has no energy. She’s got nothing going. She does one stop, and nobody complains about that. Nobody complains when she goes to an Adele concert all night long, while I’m making two speeches at rallies with, you know, massive crowds.”

Trump’s protests came on the same day he himself took a break from the campaign trail to christen his new hotel in Washington, D.C. In his interview Wednesday, he also blasted his critics for finding fault with his campaign detour and not Clinton’s.

“I built one of the great hotels of the world. What am I supposed to do, not show up?” Trump said. “I’m taking one hour off. I’m going to North Carolina right after this, then I’m going back down to Florida. I’m going up to New Hampshire. I’m all over the place. I can’t take one hour off to cut a ribbon at one of the great hotels of the world? I mean, I think I’m entitled to it.”

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He added that the fact that he “built this hotel under budget and ahead of schedule … sends a real message.”

At the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Wednesday, Trump praised his new hotel project only briefly during his speech, focusing instead on how the government has failed the American people, and how his real estate success will translate into the presidency.

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Alexander Tamargo/Getty; Ghnassia/SIPA/REX Shutterstock

Clinton’s hiatus appeared to be more for pleasure than business, though the Adele concert wasn’t without its political moments.

The Grammy-winning singer told the audience not to vote for Trump, and threw her support behind Clinton.

“I am 100 percent for Hillary Clinton,” Adele said. “I love her, she’s amazing.”