Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross falls asleep during Trump's UN speech (VIDEO)
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross fell asleep while President Donald Trump was speaking in front of the United Nations on Tuesday.
Ross was recorded by cameras in attendance with his eyes closed and his head nodding, according to CNBC. The 81-year-old "had his eyes firmly closed for as long as 15 minutes.”
That means he was pretty much asleep for most of the speech which lasted around half an hour.
Ross actually has a history of falling asleep during key meetings and speeches.
He once thought it'd be a good idea to take a nap during Trump's speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia back in 2017. In his defense, though, those were some pretty comfy chairs.
Ironically, Trump likes to call Joe Biden "Sleepy Joe" yet Trump employs Ross in his cabinet still.
Trump has been telling people that he has been wanting to replace Ross for over a year now but something is still keeping him in the job.
What can we say? We can't blame Secretary Ross. It was a pretty bad speech that world leaders were forced to sit through.
Trump used the opportunity to go after immigration activists as "evil."
"Today, I have a message for those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice: Your policies are not just, your policies are cruel and evil," he said, accusing them of promoting human smuggling and the "erasure of national borders."
“You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives and well-being of countless innocent people,” he said. "When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity."