Trump's Attorney Denies He Fell Asleep During Jury Selection

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Trump's Attorney Denies He Fell Asleep During Jury Selection

## Trump's Attorney Denies He Fell Asleep During Jury Selection

Alina Habba, the attorney representing former President Donald Trump, has denied claims that Trump fell asleep during the initial stages of jury selection for his hush-money case. In an interview, Habba stated that it was "unlikely" that Trump dozed off in the courtroom, suggesting instead that he was likely bored by the proceedings.

"If anything, he's probably brutally bored," Habba said. "I mean, it's painful. They make him sit there through jury selection. The first day was procedural."

Habba, who has witnessed Trump in numerous trials, emphasized his attentiveness and focus. "I know him. I sat through trial after trial with him. That never happens. So President Trump is incredibly focused."

Trump's first of four criminal trials commenced on Monday, where he faces 34 charges related to falsifying business records concerning reimbursements to his former fixer, Michael Cohen. These payments were allegedly made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to silence her about an alleged affair with Trump.

Trump is required to be present during the trial, including jury selection. Reports suggested that Trump appeared to nod off at times, closing his eyes and leaning back in his chair. However, Habba maintains that Trump is "incredibly focused."

Democrats have seized on these reports, with Kate Bedingfield, former communications director under President Joe Biden, referring to Trump as "Sleepy Don."

The jury selection process has garnered significant attention, with the social media accounts of prospective candidates becoming a focal point. This incident has added another layer of intrigue to the ongoing trial.