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1/ THREAD: Trump's act of adjusting the microphone for Judge #AmyConeyBarrett is anything but 'gentlemanly'. It's simultaneously

• Patronizing
• Misogynistic
• Highly sexual

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Trump
2/ The facial expression Trump is making is indicative of:

• High-Adrenaline
• Enjoyment
• Dominant
• Hyper-alpha
• Inflicting

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Trump
3/ Judge Coney Barrett's hair adjustment behind her ears (as she looks at the microphone/Trump's hand) indicates a need for/attempt at trying to alpha-upregulate one's emotional tone.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Trump
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1/ THREAD: After #Trump refers to SCOTUS nominee #AmyConeyBarrett's children, she points to them with both of her index fingers. Index finger (forefinger) pointing is a negatively received #BodyLanguage gesture, across all cultures.

2/ Index finger pointing is tone-deaf, for although it builds the displayer's ego, it destroys rapport, rather than building it.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #AmyConeyBarrett
3/ #Trump frequently commits this Nonverbal faux pas as he demonstrates just a few seconds later.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #AmyConeyBarrett
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4460: Donald Trump's questioned regarding SCOTUS vacancy and Amy Coney Barrett — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence — #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #RBG #AmyConeyBarrett #DonaldTrump
2/ What follows is a nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage analysis of Donald Trump's reaction regarding Amy Coney Barrett as a possible SCOTUS nominee.
3/ Begining at 1:18 in the above video, a journalist asks, "What about Amy Coney Barrett? A lot of people think she's the frontrunner."

Trump responds, "Well — she's very highly respected, I can say that."Journalist: "Is the nominee going to be a woman?"
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4459: Donald Trump's reaction upon hearing of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence — #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #RBG #RuthBaderGinsBerg #DonaldTrump
2/ Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away earlier today. What follows is a Body Language and Paralanguage/Statement Analysis of Donald Trump's reaction upon hearing this news.
3/ With a surreal choreographed coincidence timing, Elton John's song, 'Tiny Dancer' is cued up only a couple seconds after Donald Trump deviated his walking path toward the Press Scrum.
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1/ THREAD: Trump's retracted right index finger is a deception tell. In a right-handed person, the right index finger is the most alpha/powerful digit.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #PresidentialDebates #Trump Image
2/ When the dominant index finger is retracted (while the others are extended, it's a signal that the person lacks confidence and emotional comfort. It's contradictory to what they're saying because they're lying.
3/ It's also crucial to clarify that when he does have all their digits extended, it doesn't necessarily indicate that they're telling the truth — for this is only one (of many) deception tells.

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1/ THREAD: Trump, referring to Dr. Robert Redfield's dramatically different vaccine distribution timeline for the general public, "When he said it, I believe he was confused".

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #Trump Image
2/ Note #Trump's body language:

• Gesturing toward the right side (non-heart side) of his chest
• His fingertips not touching his chest
• Prolonged eyelid closure
• Eyebrow and forehead elevation during eyelid closure

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage
3/ This collection of #BodyLanguage displays, occurring simultaneously (or nearly so) are termed a "Cluster" and are akin to a sentence. Trump is lying. Dr. Robert Redfield was not confused on this issue. #Trump is lying.


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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4458: Jim Cramer calls Nancy Pelosi, "Crazy Nancy" — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #JimCramer #NancyPelosi #Stroke #Lying #Deception #StatementAnalysis
2/ Earlier today, CNBC's Jim Cramer called Speaker Pelosi, "Crazy Nancy" to her face during a televised interview. What follows is a nonverbal analysis and paralanguage analysis of that exchange.
3/ JIM CRAMER: I mean, what deal can we have, [stutter] Crazy Nancy? I'm sorry, I, th, that was the President, I, I, I have such reverence for the office, I would - never - use - that term. But it is hard, is it ...?

NANCY PELOSI: But you just did.
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1/ THREAD: While Trump says, "I'm not allowed to use the teleprompter" and claiming that @JoeBiden has trouble using it, he displays a False Tie Adjustment.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #Trump Image
2/ A False Tie Adjustment is one (of many) body language alpha upregulators displayed by people who are typically alpha, but find themselves in a low-confidence/low-emotional comfort emotional state.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #Trump
3/ SUMMARY: Trump knows he's lying. While he's not using a teleprompter in this moment, he often uses them and has significant trouble with teleprompters.


#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #Trump
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4457: Mike Pence reaction to Questions about Trump's Mini-Strokes — — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #Pence #Trump #MiniStrokes #Stroke #Lying #Deception
2/ Yesterday, Mike Pence was asked about allegations some people have made regarding possible 'Mini-Strokes" Donald Trump may have had — and then Trump's defense of them. What follows is a nonverbal and paralanguage evaluation of that exchange.
3/ Beginning at 7:51 in the above-referenced video, Bret Baier asks:

"This refers to Michael Schmidt's book where he says the President went to Walter Reed which in fact happened in November of last year — ..."
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1/ THEAD: Immediately after Trump introduces and thanks Pence at the #RNC, Pence stands up and pulls his suit jacket together. This is a protective, beta, and low-confidence reaction by a man who has been Vice President for almost 4 years.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage Image
2/ As Pence stands up and waves, his facial expression is an amalgam of:

• Regret
• Contempt Image
3/ His face then morphs into a mixture of:

• Anger
• Regret Image
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4456: Melania's reaction to Ivanka just after Ivanka's speech at RNC — — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Ivanka #Melania
2/ Earlier tonight, just after Ivanka finished her RNC speech, and just prior to Donald Trump taking the stage, Ivanka walked past Melania and Donald. What follows is a body language analysis of this crucial moment.
3/ Initially, Melania 'smiles' at Ivanka. This is not a sincere smile, but it's a fairly good 'social smile'.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4455: Mike Pence's acceptance speech at the RNC — A Body Language Red Flag — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #EmotionalIntelligence #Pence #RNC2020
2/ The expression displayed above is a default expression for Mike Pence. In fact, you will rarely find it more frequently expressed than it is by Pence.
3/ Specifically, it is comprised of two primary components:

• An Elevated Central Forehead Contraction
• A partial (insincere) 'Mouth Smile'
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4454: Mike Pence's acceptance speech at the RNC — what he really thinks — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #EmotionalIntelligence #Pence #RNC2020
2/ Just after Pence introduces his mother, he says, "Over the past four years, I've had the privilege to work closely with our President."
3/ Immediately after he says, "four years", Mike Pence displays a microexpression of Regret. Note how the corners of his mouth quickly pull back, laterally (6:18 mark).
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1/ THREAD: After #Melania's speech in the 'Rose Garden' last night, Donald Trump walked up on stage and they 'kissed' each other twice.

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #EmotionalIntelligence
2/ Although Melania's head occluded the camera's view of Donald's kiss, Melania's lips never contacted Donald's cheek.
3/ Each time Melania kissed Donald, she air-kissed him. This kiss variation with a spouse correlates with a lower amount of affection or even completely feigned affection.
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1/ THREAD: This is #LouisDeJoy's reaction immediately after @RepKatiePorter says to #LouisDeJoy, "...because you started taking very decisive action when you became Postmaster General..."

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DeJoyHearing
2/ "...You started directing the unplugging and destroying of machines, changing of employee procedures, and locking of collection boxes."
3/ Lying is a form of acting. When actors (or liars) cannot act with nuance (and hit the mark) which they rarely accomplish, they tend to over-act rather than under-act. Make no mistake, that's what #DeJoy is doing here. This is Melodrama.
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1/ THREAD: #LouisDeJoy leans back in his chair, configures his arms out to the side, and stretches his arms, shoulders, neck, and chest — immediately after @RepRashida says to him:

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DeJoyTestimony
2/ "Your financial interest in Amazon will continue to problematic, and illegal, and a conflict of interest. Regarding this matter, you have a simple choice, Mr. DeJoy. You can either resign or divest in that interest."
3/ Stretching in this manner is a classic example of nonverbal cognitive-emotional dissonance.
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1/ THREAD: #LouisDeJoy displays a Loose Tongue Jut immediately after @DWStweets says, "Mr. DeJoy, you are not being honest about [sic] with the committee about removing the sorting machines..."

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DeJoyTestimony
2/ "...We have been asking you for details for weeks and you have been hiding them from us while removing them at a breakneck pace."

3/ A Loose Tongue Jut indicates the following thought-emotions:

• I've been bad
• I've done a stupid thing
• I've been caught


#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DeJoyTestimony
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4453: Louis DeJoy's testimony before the Senate — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #USPS #Testimony #LouisDeJoy
2/ Louis DeJoy testified on Friday 21 August 2020 before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. What follows is a nonverbal and paralanguage analysis of crucial portions of that exchange.
3/ One crucial piece of constructive criticism to all those in media companies — the camera should be on the witness *FULL TIME*. If you want to, film both people, but always, always record the witness every second.
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4452: Stephen Miller comments on President Obama — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #BarackObama #StephenMiller
2/ Earlier today, on his way into the White House, Stephen Miller was asked to comment on something President Obama had said last night during his DNC speech.
3/ Paula Reid: "President Obama says President Trump hasn't grown into the job. What do you think of that?"

Stephen Miller: "President Obama is one of the worst if not thee [sic] worst Presidents in American history.”
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4451: Trump delivers remarks in Oshkosh, WI — Trump wants two more terms (but believes he won't get it) — Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence / #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #CognitiveDissonance #Deception #Lying #Lie
2/ Earlier today, during a campaign speech in Oshkosh, WI, Trump said, "We are going to win four more years [crowd chants] And then after that, we'll go for another four years, because, ya know what, they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years."
3/ Notice as he says, "We should get a redo of", Trump suddenly retracts his upper arm close to his torso and simultaneously positions his thumb and forefinger (index finger) approximately 3-4 inches apart. Image
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4450: Trump delivers remarks in Oshkosh, WI — a Red Flag Body Language expression — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #Sociopath #Psychopath
2/ Donald Trump delivered a campaign speech earlier today in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He repeatedly made the expression show in this accompanying still image. Note his central forehead is contracted and elevated while simultaneously displaying a (feigned) mouth smile.
3/ We all make an expression similar to this one *once-in-a-while* when we're feeling:

• Smug Incredulity
• Arrogance
• Contempt

(although all of these thought-emotions have other facial expressions with which they're associated)
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4449: Trump FINALLY gets confronted about his chronic lying — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence  #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #Lying #Deception #Lies #SVDate
2/ During the White House Press Conference today, Trump finally got called out regarding his chronic lying. What follows is a body language analysis regarding that crucial moment.
3/  S.V. Dáte (continuing at 35:05 in above video link): "Mr. President, after three and a half years, do you regret at all, all the lying you've done to the American people? On everything?"

Trump: [overtalking] "All the what?"

S.V. Dáte: "All the lying. All the dishonesties."
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4448: Trump is lying regarding the upcoming Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence Debate — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence  #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #MikePence #KamalaHarris
2/ During Trump's press conference today, he was asked several questions regarding the Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris. What follows is a body language and paralanguage analysis of one particularly crucial exchange.
3/ Trump (Beginning at 1:00:02 in the video link above) continues: "I think, I look forward to the debate between her and Mike Pence because I think he'll do even better against her, than he did abo- [stutter] against Senator Cain."
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4447: Trump confronted by Paula Reid at Bedminster Presser regarding 'Veteran's Choice' — Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #PaulaReid #VeteransChoice
2/ Earlier today, at Trump's Bedminster Country Club, Donald Trump was asked about the Veterans Choice Act — for which Trump has taken credit and about which he's repeatedly lied.
3/ The Veteran's Choice Act allows veterans to use their government health benefits at medical providers other than Veterans Administration hospitals. It was passed in 2014 during the Obama Administration.
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