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garybeck

(9,944 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:20 PM Wednesday

Does anyone think for a second that the sleeping thing...

Is because he's tired ?

He is sleeping on purpose. It's his way of saying fuck you to the legal system. He's saying "I don't give a shit, I don't have to pay attention to this crap. The supreme Court is going to bail me out. I'm above all this. You guys can all go fuck yourselves. I'm taking a nap."

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Does anyone think for a second that the sleeping thing... (Original Post) garybeck Wednesday OP
I think he is being sedated so hw will keep his mouth shut lynintenn Wednesday #1
That's what my hubby said vapor2 Wednesday #9
I'm convinced he's playing a game Beausoleil Wednesday #16
I figure that it's Faux pas Wednesday #2
I think he cannot take being there Johnny2X2X Wednesday #3
Agree ++++ Diamond_Dog Wednesday #5
Think so too. His supporters will love trump's disrepect for trial. Silent Type Wednesday #4
Sunny Hostin was in the courtroom Monday Wednesdays Wednesday #6
Heard her say Rebl2 Wednesday #25
It is calming to the Orange Fuhrer's viseral systems knowing he is creating such chaos and mayhem to,...., magicarpet Wednesday #7
Correct Cosmocat Wednesday #8
Exactly this. mahina Wednesday #15
Why do people associate Trump actions with strategy? brooklynite Wednesday #10
He's not tired. He's bored because he is not in control. . . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Wednesday #11
It is his way of giving the finger to the judge and the justice system rurallib Wednesday #12
I think he's too broke to buy anymore Adderall. KS Toronado Wednesday #13
Lizards will close the eye closest to you Red Mountain Wednesday #14
Yes of course MorbidButterflyTat Wednesday #17
He's an elderly man in poor health, who naps throughout the day. AnotherMother4Peace Wednesday #18
He's probably up all night posting NJCher Wednesday #19
IMO along with whatever he's doing all night long he is under enormous personal stress which can lead to sleep as Ford_Prefect Wednesday #20
if he is not the center of positive attention Skittles Wednesday #21
I have always felt it's his way of thumbing his nose young_at_heart Wednesday #22
In all fairness.... usedtobedemgurl Wednesday #23
I hope it's an act onethatcares Wednesday #24
He thinks it's a joke and nothing will happen to him, imo. Oneironaut Wednesday #26
Exactly!! cornball 24 Wednesday #27
Honestly, it's an old man thing... Mark.b2 Wednesday #28

Beausoleil

(2,878 posts)
16. I'm convinced he's playing a game
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:42 PM
Wednesday

Pure manipulation and disrespect.

He's probably mostly awake but wants everyone to think he's asleep. He's reacting to testimony while he's "asleep", trying to appear detached and uninvolved.

As others have noted, he's a control freak.

.

Johnny2X2X

(19,352 posts)
3. I think he cannot take being there
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:36 PM
Wednesday

He is sleeping at times, but often he's just gritting his teeth and closing his eyes to try to get through it. This is torture to him, he's never had to do anything like this. Every minute in court seems like an hour to him.

Wednesdays

(17,523 posts)
6. Sunny Hostin was in the courtroom Monday
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:38 PM
Wednesday

and she said on The View on Tuesday that she knows TSF isn't asleep when he has his eyes closed, because he keeps making angry faces during the testimony.

magicarpet

(14,236 posts)
7. It is calming to the Orange Fuhrer's viseral systems knowing he is creating such chaos and mayhem to,....,
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:43 PM
Wednesday

... the institutions of American politics and jurisprudence. That is why he can sleep like a baby because he views what he's doing is a job well done and only he is capable of achieving this astoundingly perfect end result.

trDUMP single-handedly brought down Roe Vs Wade, for decades people have tried, but only trDUMP could get the job done. His next goal is to trash American Democracy and replace it with an Oligarchic Krishtun Theocratic Hyper-Capitalistic brand of Fascism.

rurallib

(62,495 posts)
12. It is his way of giving the finger to the judge and the justice system
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:03 PM
Wednesday

A little different way of saying what you said

Red Mountain

(1,742 posts)
14. Lizards will close the eye closest to you
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:17 PM
Wednesday

when you pet them. They don't run away if they trust you but I always heard the eye closing is their way of coping with the sensory overload seeing you that close up creates.

I imagine something similar is happening with Trump's lizard brain.

NJCher

(35,852 posts)
19. He's probably up all night posting
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:08 PM
Wednesday

I went to Lies Social and counted 45 posts for one night (they are broken down by "1 day, 2 days, etc.). Some of them are quotes and could have been hustled up by a staffer. There are 3 or 4 for today.

I'd have counted for other days but hey, I'd rather be planting tomatoes.

Just an idea. If he's up all night, it's quite likely he can't stay away in the day.

And if you think about it, he perceives his job as poster. He thinks that's what it's all about (besides scamming the American public and anyone else he can deceive). So the way he sees it, he's doing his job at night now and sleeping in the day.

However, I do like the idea of drugging him but it would never happen because if he loses, his lawyers know he'll appeal.

Ford_Prefect

(7,946 posts)
20. IMO along with whatever he's doing all night long he is under enormous personal stress which can lead to sleep as
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:20 PM
Wednesday

a defense mechanism. I'm not being sympathetic here. Falling asleep under extreme stress is one way the body deals with emotional overload. In a way it just shuts down.

young_at_heart

(3,778 posts)
22. I have always felt it's his way of thumbing his nose
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:19 PM
Wednesday

He is above all this "nonsense" and he wants us all to know that he's being forced to waste his time!

usedtobedemgurl

(1,155 posts)
23. In all fairness....
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:21 PM
Wednesday

That is how it started out but every time he closed his eyes, he accidentally fell asleep.

onethatcares

(16,221 posts)
24. I hope it's an act
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:13 PM
Wednesday

and that temporal vein is pounding away faster and faster whenever he hears testimony that he disagrees with. I hope his blood pressure goes to 185/148 and the headache is intense.

but that's just my thoughts.

Mark.b2

(282 posts)
28. Honestly, it's an old man thing...
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:55 PM
Wednesday

sit down in front of the TV, at a movie, at church, at a play, etc., and it’s hard to stay awake. I see it in my dad and father-in-law constantly. Once I got into my 50s, I began to understand.

He’s 77. So, this maybe the one thing I’ll give him a pass on.

To Biden’s credit, he doesnt seem to have this issue. If it were, you can rest assured the Republicans and media wouldve made sure we all knew!

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