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”), ...
1/ Donald Trump gave this post-Summit Interview with George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday 12 June 2018. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis focusing on some specific body language deviations which the President displayed.
2/ A few hours earlier, Trump and Kim had signed a document - officially titled: "Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit".
1/ In a meeting many thought would never happen, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history in Singapore on Tuesday. What follows is a nonverbal analysis of their initial handshake.
2/ In this first moment leading up to their handshake, Donald Trump is the first to extend his hand as he is walking toward Kim Jong-un. This is a good body language tactic - for it projects initiative, strength, and an overall alpha-tone.
1/ On Friday 4 May 2018, President Trump gave a speech at the NRA's national meeting in Dallas, Texas. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a crucial portion of that speech.
2/ President Trump (continuing at 22:07), "... But they died in a restaurant & various other close-proximity places. They were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists - that had guns. They took their time - & gunned them down, one-by-one. Boom! Come over here. Boom! ..."
1/ One of the more unusual moments of Emmanuel Macron's State Visit occurred on Tuesday as Donald Trump held the French President's hand - while pulling him along outside the West Wing of the White House.
2/ It will come as a surprise to many Americans that it's commonplace in many countries for men - who are platonic friends - to hold hands with other men in public.
1/ Earlier today, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump was interviewed by Chris Cuomo regarding James Comey's interview last night on 20/20. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a crucial portion of that interview.
2/ KELLYANNE CONWAY (continuing at 2:58): "...Ah, No, the Democrats are mad at Comey for lots of reasons, I mean they, they blame him for her loss - I lo [stammer]- I saw, I saw Comey last night, and I said, 'This guy swung an election? I [feigned stammering] don't think so!'..."
1/ On 14 April 2018, the United States, United Kingdom, and France carried out a coordinated retaliatory military air strike against the Syrian government.
2/ This act was in response to the chemical weapons attack the Syrian forces perpetrated upon their own people on 7 April 2018 in Douma. The Syrian government has denied they carried out this mass-poisoning and have called the retaliation a violation of international law.
1/ Yesterday the FBI raided the office of Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. A few hours later, while meeting with senior military leadership, the President commented on this event - as well as on the recent mass-poisoning of civilians by Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
2/ What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Donald Trump during this statement.
1/ On Thursday 5 April 2018, Donald Trump made his first public comments regarding Stormy Daniels. He did so on Air Force One and it was recorded on video. What follows is a nonverbal analysis of this crucial exchange.
2/ JOURNALIST: "Mr. President - did you know about the hundred and thirty thousand dollar payment to Stormy Daniels?"