“I’m sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep,” Trump claimed at an event in North Dakota Friday, responding to Obama’s earlier address at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Twitter users were quick to suggest alternative reasons for why it really sent Trump into a slumber. Some were more lighthearted than others:
Trump “fell asleep” during Barack Obama’s speech because it wore him out looking up all those words in the dictionary.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) September 7, 2018
Trump said he fell asleep during Obama’s speech.
The rest of us haven’t gotten a wink since November 2016.
— Dave Pell (@davepell) September 8, 2018
Maybe Trump fell asleep – to complex sentences for him – but Melania was watching and recording Obama’s speech…
— Tikkana Niti (@natiti_nikka) September 7, 2018
trump said he tried to watch Obama’s speech but fell asleep. This only illustrates his ignorance and his childishly short attention span. It was such a relief to hear an intelligent President expressing himself skillfully in complete sentences, without the spite and fearmongering pic.twitter.com/1BAjF7Sef8
— Igor’s Godless Buddy (@danielmorgenwe1) September 7, 2018
Before Trump tries to call Obama low energy please remind him who fell asleep during the middle of the day! #MAGA
— SGaut (@sgaut) September 8, 2018
Trump said he fell asleep during President Obama’s speech. That’s a shame. If Trump had listened, he may have learned something about what America is all about and what Americans stand for. Just another missed opportunity.
— Lynn Kaufman (@melindak242) September 7, 2018
However it wasn’t because of boredom. The truth is the words Obama used and his message was way above his comprehension.@realDonaldTrump
— Michael (@mterr337) September 7, 2018
Obama delivered an eloquent and piercing analysis of the state of the union. Trump fell asleep
— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) September 7, 2018
Trump falling asleep during President Obama’s speech should tell you everything you need to know about Trump.
— Mo Latno Bill Phelan (@MoBill) September 7, 2018
Of course Trump fell asleep. Obama sometimes uses words of more than 2 syllables.
— Bruce Mirken (@BruceMirken) September 8, 2018
Trump’s slurring again, this time while mocking Pres. Obama by saying he fell asleep during the speech.
We didn’t. We heard all of it, every intelligent, clear, rational, pointed, opposite-of-Trump word.
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) September 7, 2018
Trump said he watched and he fell asleep during Obama’s speech. Melania will now play that speech on repeat in the bedroom.
— Boudica’s Heir (@dawg4life99) September 7, 2018