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08/09/2018 6:54 PM AEST | Updated 09/09/2018 12:31 AM AEST

Tweeters Stir Over Trump's Claim He 'Fell Asleep' To Barack Obama's Speech

“But Melania was watching and recording Obama’s speech...”

People online mocked President Donald Trump after he joked about falling asleep during a Friday speech made by Barack Obama, in which his predecessor was critical of him.

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: