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WATCH: Wilbur Ross naps through Trump’s UN address

Can you blame him?

September 24, 2019

10:48 AM

24 September 2019

10:48 AM

President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning in New York. The sober tone he adopted had a calming influence on some in the room…particularly his commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross.

In a very brief shot broadcast during the speech, the 81-year-old could be seen catching up on some much-needed sleep behind Vice President Pence and Secretary Pompeo:

In conspicuously prepared remarks, Trump talked up an ‘exceptional new trade deal’ with the United Kingdom, threw down the gauntlet to China and Iran and offered support for Israel. Few surprises then…Cockburn shares Ross’s wishes that he’d stayed in bed.

Vanity Fair report in July chronicled how the commerce department schedules meetings around their boss’s naps and described him as ‘disengaged and prone to falling asleep in meetings.’ It appears old habits die hard.

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