Senile Donald Trump just “sitting there with a blank expression” during trial


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Donald Trump once again fell asleep during his criminal trial today, which is now the norm for him. It’s taken this trial, which is putting him on public display for several hours a day, to finally expose that he’s unable to stay awake and pay attention and have any understanding of what’s going on for more than a short period of time. If you’ve spent time with a dementia patient, you know the drill.

After dozing off for part of the trial today, Trump did reportedly perk up when his former associate David Pecker was testifying. This isn’t a surprise. Trump saw someone he recognized on the stand, so he was suddenly interested.

But once Pecker was off the stand, and Trump’s attorneys were at the bench talking with the judge, New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi said that “Trump was just sitting there with a blank expression.”

If you were on criminal trial and facing the prospect to going to prison, and your attorneys were a few feet in front of you trying to convince the judge to do certain things that might improve your prospects in the trial, you couldn’t help but be interested in what was going on, right? You’d be paying attention to it whether you wanted to or not.

Then there’s Donald Trump, who doesn’t seem to understand the importance of this trial, or what this trial is even about, or perhaps even the fact that he’s on trial. He stops on his way in and out of the courthouse each day and recites whatever his handlers told him to say. But during the hours in between, he alternates between staring in confusion, getting lost in a daze, and outright falling asleep.

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