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1/ On Thursday 15 November 2018, President Trump gave a speech at The White House conference on Supporting Veterans and Military Families. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a crucial portion of this speech.
2/ After about ten minutes of listing claimed accomplishments of his administration, Donald Trump said (continuing at 11:05), "... So, in addition to everything else, as you see, I did thee [sic] promotion of military spouse hiring across the federal government..."
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No.4360: GE's CEO Larry Culp's CNBC Interview & Subsequent Stock Sell-off • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #LarryCulp #CEO #GE #GeneralElectric #CrisisManagement #Stock #MediaTraining #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
1/ On Monday 12 November 2018, GE's CEO, Larry Culp gave an interview on CNBC. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of that exchange and some recommendations and ideas I would propose if he were one of my private clients.
2/ In a business setting, with rare exception, a man should always wear a navy or black suit. Even light grey suits should be avoided, let alone plaid, or beige. Only navy and black suits command the highest authority, rapport, and influence.
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1/ During the remembrance ceremonies marking the Centenary of the end of WWI today in Paris, the interaction between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was noteworthy.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the two men's exchange.
2/ Many people have speculated regarding the significance of President Trump's jacket adjustment after shaking hands with President Putin. This is a common alpha-upregulatory behavior.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4358: Donald Trump, Pseudo-Christianity, and the Not-So-Subliminal Cross • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #MattWhitaker #Cult #Subliminal #RobertMueller #JeffSessions
1/ I've analyzed Donald Trump's behavior thousands of times (over 400 of these analyses are published) - but this one stands out.
2/ On Friday, on his way out to Marine One, Trump held a press gaggle on the South Lawn of the White House. He spoke about several subjects - one of which was Matt Whitaker.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4357: Donald Trump's response, "What a stupid question" • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #WhatAStupidQuestion #AbbyPhillip #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Contempt #ImpulseControl #MattWhitaker
1/ As he departed for his trip to France on Friday 9 November 2018, Donald Trump answered questions on the South Lawn of White House. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of President Trump during a portion of this press gaggle.
2/ ABBY PHILLIP: Do you expect Matt Whitaker to be involved in the Russia Probe? Do you want to -

DONALD TRUMP: (over-talking) It's up to him.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4356: Donald Trump: "When I can, I tell the truth" • #Nonverbal #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #Lying #Lie #Deception #WhenICanITellTheTruth #DupingDelight #Hubris #Braggadocio
1/ On Thursday 1 November 2018, Jonathan Karl of ABC News interviewed President Trump. One of Trump's responses went particularly viral. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of this interview.
2/ JONATHAN KARL (continuing at 3:49): "And finally, I remember, you remember - well on the campaign, you made a promise, you said, 'I will never lie to you'. So, can you tell me now, honestly, have you - kept that promise at all times? Have you always been truthful?"
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4355: Comparing Donald Trump & the Tree of Life Synagogue to Ronald Reagan & the Challenger Disaster • #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #PittsburghSynagogue #TreeOfLifeSynagogue #EQ
1/ There's one crucial expression Donald Trump never once displayed during any of his statements regarding the recent mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
2/ It's certainly an expression he should have made - for it's indicative of the emotions of sadness, grief - and importantly, the empathy one feels for other peoples' suffering. This is true regardless of whether their suffering is emotional, physical, or both.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4354: Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence
#RobertBowers #MassShooting #PittsburghShooting #PittsburghSynagogue #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #EQ #Contempt #Disgust
1/ On Saturday, 27 October 2018, during Shabbat services, a mass shooting occurred at Tree of Life (L’Simcha) Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven people were killed and at least six others were injured, two of them critically.
2/ Before opening fire, the alleged shooter, Robert D. Bowers, yelled, "All Jews must die!"
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4353: The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Trump's Defense of Saudi Arabia • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #JamalKhashoggi #DonaldTrump #MohammedBinSalman
1/ The following is a partial nonverbal analysis of President Trump's statement yesterday regarding Saudi Arabia and murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
2/ Beginning at 0:52, just after a journalist says, "Are you surprised that they haven't - turned it over, or -?" Trump then pauses, looks up and to HIS left and then answers, "No. Ah, I'm not sure yet that it exists - probably does, possibly does".
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4352: Donald Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, & Journalist Jamal Khashoggi - Nonverbal & Emotional Intelligence
#DonaldTrump #MohammedBinSalman #JamalKhashoggi #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #Murder #SaudiArabia
1/ On 2 October 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and he never walked out alive.
2/ He traveled there to obtain a document that would verify his divorce in order to marry his Turkish fiancée. The Turkish government has reported he was tortured and killed inside.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4351: Donald Trump Stops Anthony Kennedy in His Tracks • cs.pn/2yL7U83#Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #BrettKavanuagh #AnthonyKennedy #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #SCOTUS #TakenAback #StoppedInHIsTracks
1/ On 8 October 2018, a ceremonial swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Supreme Court Justice was held in the East Room of the White House.
2/ After the ceremony was completed, there was an interesting exchange which occurred between retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and President Trump. What follows is a nonverbal analysis of that exchange.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4350: Ashley Kavanaugh during Brett Kavanaugh's Swearing-in Ceremonies for the Supreme Court - #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #AshleyKavanaugh #BrettKavanuagh #SwearingIn #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #LowConfidence #Beta #GetMeOutOfHere
1/ Yesterday, after the closest Senate vote in 137 years, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Ashley Kavanaugh's body language during her husband's swearing-in ceremony is worthy of scrutiny.
2/ Note in the above image, as retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the Judicial Oath to Brett Kavanaugh, Ashley Kavanaugh is standing with her left leg crossed in front of her right leg. This nonverbal display indicates a lowered confidence level & a beta emotional tone.
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1/ There are many nonverbal signs indicating relative levels of confidence. During last week's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford exhibited contrasting examples of one such signal.
2/ When a person raises their right hand to be sworn-in before testifying, if their fingers and/or thumb are spread apart - it signals low levels of confidence.
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1/ The following is my second analysis of a portion of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 27 September 2018.
2/ JOHN KENNEDY (beginning at 3:45:39): "I’m — I’m sorry, judge, for what you and your family have been through. And I’m sorry - for what Dr. Ford and her family have been through. It could have been avoided [long pause] Do you believe in God?"
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4343: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Anxiety, and Empathy • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #IdrisElba #KateWinslet #Anxiety #Empathy #Analysis #EQ #BehaviorAnalysis
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."
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4339: Pre-Confession Interview of Murderer, Chris Watts • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #ChrisWatts #Murderer #Murder #Analysis
1/ Chris Watts has reportedly confessed to murdering his wife, Shanann who was fifteen weeks pregnant as well as his two daughters, three-year-old Celeste and four-year-old Bella.
2/ The above interview was conducted and published on Thursday 16 August 2018. Watts was arrested and he confessed the next day.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4335: #DonaldTrumpJr. Interview 6 weeks after #TrumpTowerMeeting & 2 Days after #Wikileaks Discloses DNC Hacked Emails • #Nonverbal #DNCHack #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump
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.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4333: Ivanka Trump's response to Robert Mueller and Trump Tower Meeting • #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence #IvankaTrump #DonaldTrump #TrumpTowerMeeting #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrumpJr #VadimirPutin
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?
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4332: Richard Nixon, Nikita Khrushchev, and The Kitchen Debate - #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence #Nixon #Khrushchev #KitchenDebate #DonaldTrump #VladimirPutin #TrumpPutinSummit #HelsinkiSummit #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
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.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4330: Donald Trump, "No Puppet. No Puppet. You're the Puppet" • #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #HillaryClinton #VladimirPutin #NoPuppet #YoureThePuppet #TrumpRussia
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.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4328: Mike Pompeo Testifies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence
#MikePompeo #BobCorker #DonaldTrump #VladimirPutin #HelsinkiSummit #TrumpPutinSummit #Microexpression #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
1/ On Wednesday, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding President Trump's Summit with Vladimir Putin last week in Helsinki.
2/ What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis highlighting a few key moments with Senator Bob Corker.
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4326: Carter Page's near-constant Smile • #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #CarterPage #DonaldTrump #RussianCollusion #RobertMueller
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, ...
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4325: Part II - Trump Putin Helsinki Summit Press Conference • #Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #VladimirPutin #TrumpPutinSummit #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #TrumpRussia #Treason
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).
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4324: President Trump's Post-Helsinki Damage Control • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #DonaldTrump #VladimirPutin #Helsinki #HelsinkiSummit #Would #Wouldnt #WouldorWouldnt #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
1/ Yesterday, in response to his behavior with Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki Summit press conference, President Trump made an attempt to control the damage.
2/ His explanation was based on the premise of misspeaking a single word, "would" - when he had meant to say, "wouldn't". What follows is a partial nonverbal and statement analysis of this exchange.
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