Why did David Trump, Trump’s lawyer, cover his head with every sip of water?


David Schoen inadvertently gave a lesson on Twitter about orthodox Jewish customs during a hearing with former President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Schoen, Trump’s lawyer, put his hand on the top of his head every time he took a sip of water while making his opening argument that the case was unconstitutional.

Several spectators noted Schoen’s seemingly unusual drinking habits, and some even suggested that he was trying to prevent an infant from falling.

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David Schoen, former President Donald Trump’s defense attorney, drinks some water when he gives a speech on the first day of former President Donald Trump’s indictment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 9, 2021 in Washington DC. (Photo by congress.gov via Getty Images)

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But the lawyer probably took the ritual move because he was religiously observant.

Rabbi Menachem Genack, general manager of the kosher division of the Orthodox Union, explained that since Schoen is a remarkable Jew, he should cover his head and say a blessing when he eats or drinks.

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“Every time we eat or drink something, we say a blessing to God and thank our heads, typically with a yarmule, to pay our respects and acknowledge that there is someone above us,” Genack told The Post.

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“Since there was no yarmulke on it, at least he wanted to cover his head with his hands.”