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Trump sparks Twitter hilarity as he appears to fall asleep at trial

Trump sparks Twitter hilarity as he appears to fall asleep at trial

While the rest of the world can’t peel their eyes away as Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial gets under way in New York, the former president himself appears to be far less enthralled by the proceedings. Jury selection got under way on Monday in the first-ever criminal trial of a sitting or former president, as he faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a bid to cover up hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. But, according to some courtroom reporters, Mr Trump appeared to struggle to keep his eyes open – and at one point may have even fallen asleep. “Trump appears to be sleeping. His head keeps dropping down and his mouth goes slack,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reported. The observation quickly inspired a new nickname for the 77-year-old former president: “Sleepy Don.” Soon, the moniker spread like wildfire on social media. “My theory: Trump’s legal team sedated him,” Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn wrote on X. “Looks, he’s old. The judge is keeping Sleepy …