1/ Idris Elba is by most all accounts, an excellent actor. But despite many accolades and awards, Idris, is of course, only human. During his recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, he experienced a very human moment - and displayed a classic nonverbal tell.
2/ Just after Graham Norton says, "... a-, but we have to say, it was a-, your American accent has not always been - that good."
1/ This interview took place on 24 July 2016 - on the first day of Democratic National Convention - about six weeks after the Trump Tower meeting - and two days after Wikileak's release of 19,000 hacked DNC emails.
2/ What follows is a partial nonverbal, verbal, and paralanguage analysis of Donald Trump Jr.'s behavior concentrating on the first 95 seconds of this video.
1/ Yesterday, Axios' Mike Allen interviewed the eldest first daughter and presidential advisor, Ivanka Trump. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a key portion of Ms. Trump's reaction to Robert Mueller and the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
2/ MIKE ALLEN: Last question and then we're gonna, ah, have Jonathan Swan - have you talked to Robert Mueller or his team? And did you - know Ω about the Trump Tower meeting in June twenty Ω sixteen before it happened? Or did you see any of those visitors?
1/ Fifty-nine years ago last week an event took place which contrasts strongly with the recent Trump Putin Helsinki Summit. On 24 July 1959, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met in a replica of an American Kitchen.
2/ The pseudo-kitchen was part of the American National Exhibition in Sokolniki Park in Moscow.
1/ The recent Summit in Helsinki has refocused attention on specific events surrounding the 2016 US Presidential election. One of these moments was a crucial portion of the third Debate held on 19 October - twenty days prior to the election.
2/ What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of that exchange.
1/ Carter Page has been a focus of the Special Counsel Investigation being led by Robert Mueller. It's been alleged that Page acted as a conduit between Donald Trump and/or Trump's associates and Russian officials during the 2016 Presidential Election.
2/ Yesterday, the FBI released a version of a FISA warrant application regarding Carter Page. The document, although highly redacted, states, ...
1/ This nonverbal analysis is (thus far) my second dissection of the Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit.
2/ What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the Helsinki Presser focusing on several key responses of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - as Trump is answering a question from Jeff Mason (Reuters).
1/ Today in Helsinki, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for 2 hours and 15 minutes with only their translators present. Afterward, the two leaders held a press conference.
2/ A multitude of nonverbal dissections could be conducted regarding the pre-summit lead-up, the summit, and the presser. What follows is a partial nonverbal & statement analyses focusing on allegations of Putin's alleged "compromising material on President Trump or his family".
1/ On Friday, Donald Trump visited briefly with Queen Elizabeth II. Royal protocol dictates that one should never walk in front of the Queen, nor should you ever turn your back to her. The American President managed to do both - after he had kept her waiting for fifteen minutes.
2/ It may seem obvious to most people that etiquette is profoundly important when one visits royalty. And the next time you drop by Windsor Castle, you'd be would be well-advised to practice and prepare.
1/ Peter Strzok, an FBI Deputy Assistant Director, testified before the U.S. House Judiciary and Oversight Committees yesterday.
2/ Most anyone who watched the nearly 10-hour event would agree that it was the one of the most raucous and chaotic in memory - abundant with yelling and deeply personal exchanges. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Peter Strzok's opening statement.
1/ In the light of the upcoming NATO meeting (11 - 12 July 2018), it's very much worth revisiting last years' meeting - and one of Donald Trump's infamous displays. What follows is a reposting of an analysis from 25 May 2017.
2/ While at NATO Headquarters, Donald Trump shoved his way through a crowd of other heads-of-state. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of this incident.
1/ Recently, it has come to public knowledge, that while Jim Jordan was an assistant coach on the men's wrestling team at Ohio State University, a then team physician - Dr. Richard Strauss - allegedly sexually abused many athletes.
2/ Multiple former wrestlers on the team have now come forward alleging that Jordan had knowledge of - but ignored their complaints of Strauss' sexual abuse.
1/ Scott Pruitt was recently confronted by Kristin Mink in a D.C. area restaurant. Ms. Mink is sixth-grade teacher and mother. While holding her two-year-old son, she spoke briefly to the chief administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
2/ What follows is a partial analysis of Scott Pruitt's nonverbal behavior.
1/ Sarah Paulson was recently a guest on The Graham Norton Show promoting Ocean's Eight - a film in which she co-stars. In the video above, Ms. Paulson recounted The 2018 Met Gala - where she was upstaged by Madonna.
2/ This image was captured at the moment when Ms. Paulson realized the reason no one was paying her any attention was because Madonna was standing nearby.
1/ On Thursday 28 June 2018, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Jordan immediately began with, "Mr. Rosenstein, why are keeping information from Congress?"
2/ Very often, when a person is feigning - and they don't believe in/don't have confidence in what they're saying - they default to over-acting. They shout. They speak hyperbolically. They talk quickly.
1/ In the light of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court, the interview included here is profoundly important. In March 2016, Chris Matthews spoke with then-candidate Trump in a town hall type setting.
2/ One of the questions Mr. Matthews pressed Mr. Trump on was that of abortion - and specifically, because Trump believes abortions should be illegal - what was his view on the issue of punishment for women who undergo abortions?
1/ On Wednesday South Korea defeated Germany 2-0 at the World Cup. The German national team was not only the defending champions, but this loss also resulted in their elimination in the first round - which hasn't happened in 80 years.
2/ In the image above Mario Gomez (23) and Mats Hummels (5) are seen just after the match.
1/ In light of Monday's White House visit of King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan, I've received multiple requests for a reposting of this previous analysis. It was originally published on 29 October 2017.
2/ In addition, US First Lady Melania Trump's visit last Thursday to a "Children's Shelter" in Texas is discussed and contrasted.
1/ Jeff Sessions recent behavior could get him expelled from the Methodist Church. On 18 June 2018, 640 senior clergies of the United Methodist Church clergy brought charges against the attorney general.
2/ Invoking paragraph 2702.3 of the United Methodist Book of Discipline, they charged Mr. Sessions with child abuse, immorality (including “the use of violence against children to deter immigration”), ...