Reporter Says Trump Did What In Court?

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( – New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said former President Trump gave her a “pretty specific stare” in court Tuesday after she reported that the former president briefly fell asleep during the first day of his criminal trial. On Monday, Haberman had claimed that Trump’s mouth had gone “slack” and that his head had dropped to his chest. 

Haberman also added that there was a moment when Trump had jolted awake and had seen that there was a note for him that his lawyer had passed him. 

Monday was the first day of Trump’s criminal trial for the hush money case in New York. This is the first time that a former U.S. president has had to be involved in a criminal trial. Following the break Trump had reportedly stared at Haberman. 

Frank Runyeon, the reporter for Law360 noted that when there were around thirty prospective jurors in the room that had gotten up to leave, Trump had proceeded to stare at DA Alvin Bragg. Once they were out of the room he had also turned and stared at the press pool and specifically Haberman for a few seconds before walking out of the room. 

During an interview on CNN with Kaitlan Collins, Haberman had talked about the “stare.” She added that this was a stare specifically for her as Trump walked out of the room. She added that over the years she had seen many people fall asleep in the courtroom.

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