House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
(R-Calif.) probably surprised the average person Friday when he chastised President Joe Biden
for requiring at least five hours of sleep
McCarthy was making a point about Biden's energy
vs. Donald Trump
's when he scoffed at sleep requirements.
It is unknown how many hours Biden sleeps per night, but adults, according to the Mayo Clinic, need seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
“I have known Joe Biden for quite some time, and at no time does he have the energy of Donald Trump,” McCarthy told Sean Hannity
on Fox News
. “Donald Trump didn’t need to sleep five hours a night.”
"But, having known Joe Biden for quite some time, he never has the energy of Donald Trump, which we both know. Donald Trump didn't need to sleep five hours a night" -- Kevin McCarthy to Hannity pic.twitter
.com/LKSKLUoC8E— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 15, 2021
On twitter, critics pointed out that getting more sleep than Trump allegedly requires can help prevent dementia, foggy logic, and possibly even unhinged tweets.
McCarthy's comments were trending on twitter with the hashtag "Adderall," referring to the stimulant commonly prescribed to children
with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) May 15, 2021 https://t.co/vsjmOckxUi
sleep deprivation is a risk factor for dementia and other physical and mental health
problems; it can impair thinking and judgment, and it may be an indicator of Adderall use.— Autarkh (@Autarkh) May 15, 2021
The previous guy's term in office:- 126 days at rallies / super spreader events- hours watching Fox daily- 307+ days at his golf
resorts- 60 days focused on overturning the 2020 election
and inciting insurgency- 26,237 tweets— Kevin Gromley (@KevinGromley) May 15, 2021
mhWpkay52Q — Jerry Axinn (damsaints) (@jaxinn) May 15, 2021
Eric Slater (@ericsslater) on May 15, 2021: "Comedy
Manic is not what I look for in a President."Mania is a psychological condition that causes a person to experience unreasonable euphoria, very intense moods, hyperactivity, and delusions."Like delusions of winning an election he lost...— Monica S (@moniconga) May 15, 2021