Trump Under Fire For Taking 'Naps' During Trial — And It Could Backfire

By Daniel Walker | May 27, 2024

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Former President Donald Trump has sparked discussions after seemingly nodding off during his hush-money trial. Questions have surfaced about whether his napping influence the jury's decision.

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At the start of his hush-money trial, Trump frequently shut his eyes for extended periods before abruptly waking up. Legal analysts told Business Insider that jurors may feel disrespected by Trump's sleeping episodes. 


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While shutting one's eyes during a criminal trial wouldn't lead to a conviction on its own, Trump's naps are unlikely to assist if any jurors are undecided.