Trump’s Own Family Member Attacks Him In Court

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( – Mary Trump, niece to former President Donald Trump, made a light-hearted comment about her concern for a familial tendency toward narcolepsy following reports that her uncle appeared to fall asleep during court proceedings.

During the first day of his criminal trial in New York concerning hush money payments, it was reported by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times that the former president seemed to fall asleep occasionally, characterized by his head dropping and his mouth relaxing open.

Expressing her concerns humorously on “The Dean Obeidallah Show” on SiriusXM, Mary Trump said, “I’m a little worried that narcolepsy runs in the family,” a moment that was noted by Mediaite.

She also discussed the psychological toll the trial may be taking on her uncle, saying, “We can’t underestimate the depth of the narcissistic injury he’s experiencing right now.” She elaborated on the challenges he faces being in a position where he lacks control, highlighting that “he is under the control of someone else in that room, who holds all the authority.”

The hush money trial, which started this Monday, is historic as it marks the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. Donald Trump is facing 34 counts of falsifying business records connected to payments made to his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. These payments were allegedly made to an adult film actress to prevent disclosure of an alleged affair prior to the 2016 election, which Trump denies.

On the second day of jury selection, Trump shifted some responsibility to his accountants when discussing the payments. “I was paying a lawyer, and we marked it down as a legal expense — some accountant. I didn’t know,” he said to reporters. “Mark it down as a legal expense. That’s exactly what it was. And you get indicted over that?” he questioned.

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