Charlie Rangel Falls Asleep During Obama Speech



At least I have something in common with Charlie Rangel:

President Obama’s fund-raising tour of New York was highlighted by a few funny moments — including Rep. Charlie Rangel falling asleep during his speech, and the president proclaiming he preferred Showtime’s “Homeland” to the Republican debates.

Obama raced through the city on Thursday, appearing at two events at Upper East Side restaurant Daniel, then at a dinner for 40 at Spike Lee’s townhouse, followed by a fundraiser at the Apollo.

A witness tells us Rangel “passed out” at his table at the Harlem venue’s “A Night to Remember” event and, “His wife Alma was shaking him to wake him during the president’s speech.” A rep for Rangel denied he fell asleep.

Believe it or not, Chollie’s snooze had nothing to do with Obama. It’s tax season, so Rangel always hibernates at this time of year.

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