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1/3: Today's @realDonaldTrump #TrumpPressConference #TrumpPressConf (also hashtagged #TrumpMeltdown, used here shamelessly but without judgment) ended with an exchange between @weijia and #Trump. Headline: Our AI, Margaret, says he was agitated for real, not show. See chart...
2/3: ...Margaret indexed his mean comfort level specifically against almost 60 hours of just @realDonaldTrump in press conferences (formal, not gaggles). There was the increased discomfort in the first 12 minutes... not at all unusual. #Trump is traditionally less...
3/3: ... comfortable on script vs. off-script. He settled into his midpoint during Q&A. The spike at the end (not 2σ, but a decent 1.55σ) is his exchange with @weijia. Transcript / analysis:
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1/ Little Thread about all The Misleading Medical Information still floating around about #Hydroxychloroquine & #Chloroquine & #Azithromycin & #ZelenkoProtocol - by 1 doctor - @zev_dr & #Remdesivir & more

Despite #TrumpIsNotADoctor has stopped saying "What do you have to lose?".
2/ #TrumpIsTheWORSTPresidentEVER

First, why it has been political all the way, suspected from day one:

"Trump had been touting HCQ for weeks, sparking worldwide shortages of HCQ & prompting negotiations with Indian PM Modi to lift export restrictions"…
3/ #Trump2020

Indian PM Modi and Trump held a rally together.

"Mr Trump wanted to show people in the US that he was hugely popular abroad and that he was capable of negotiating good deals out of a country he once described as the king of tariffs"…
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1/ WTH? @TeamTrump Campaign goes full North Korea? That App Promo Video is literally what you can expect to see in Dictatorships & Cults. #Resist #Resisters #Resistance #TrumpIsAnIdiot
2/ Not weird that the #TrumpLiesPeopleDie App uses #Phunware after seeing these slides! They're not hard to understand. Gives you a sense of total lack of privacy. Guess #TrumpCult users should be warned!
3/ #Phunware claims:

"Ability to collect Location Data from more than 1 Billion Active Mobile *Devices* per Month"

Said in 2019 when there was about 3.2 billions smartphones in the world.

So collecting almost 1/3 per month?

There's your #Trump & #PrivacyNotIncluded

👇 + 👇
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1/ THREAD: As Pence says, "elective" ("We, we recognize the role that elective surgeries play in finances for local hospitals") he makes this expression.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLangugeExpert #TrumpPressConf
2/ Pence's face is an amalgam of two emotions:

• Doubt/disbelief (Note the dramatically asymmetrical elevation of his forehead)

• R2E2 (This resembles disgust and indicates a feigned empathy and an attempt to recruit his audience in co-rationalization & manipulative-rapport)
3/ Notice he also is gesturing hyper-frequently near his chest (palms inward) but never touches his chest (with his palms or even his fingertips). This screams insincerity and manipulation.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLangugeExpert #TrumpPressConf
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1/ THREAD: Trump earlier today at the WH press briefing: "We're taking very special care of our nursing homes — and our seniors. Other than me — other than me. Nobody wants to take care of me."

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2/ Just on the face of it, this statement is:

A. Profoundly Narcissistic
B. Obviously, factually untrue (are we really to believe the President receives no or little medical care?)

But let's do a deeper diver & examine Trump's #BodyLanguage in this moment.

3/ As he says his first of two "Other than me" statements, Trump points to his left chest and, with the tips of right middle and ring fingers, touches his chest.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #TrumpPressConf
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1/ THREAD: Another one of Trump's common manipulative techniques is that he verbally and nonverbally singles out journalists. For example, as he says here, "... and I always say this for you in particular"

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2/ ...(or, "You know this better than anyone, John.", etc. [even calling them by name]). He does this while pointing at them with his index finger/forefinger (which is offensive in all cultures).

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3/ This has the simultaneous effect of making them feel temporarily elevated/exclusive (even they know he does it to everyone) but also intimidating.

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1/ THREAD: Trump is always trying to sell you a condo. He's constantly trying to fool his audience. And like many conmen, he's a fast talker.

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2/ One of the techniques of such individuals is to make a series of false premises that build on each other.

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3/ In between these false premises, Trump doesn't want you to refute his statements — so he rapidly extends his hand in a dominant, palm-down fashion, and begins his next premise at an accelerated rate.

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1/ THREAD: This is NOT an 'Okay gesture'. Trump says, "it's easy, ya know it's easier to stop everything cold" as he displays a White Power sign with both hands.

A simple 'Okay sign' is highly out-of-context in this scenario...

#BodyLanguge #BodyLanguageExpert #TrumpPressConf
2/ This nonverbal (illustrator) was in response to a question regarding migrant workers in the context of Trump's immigration ban.

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3/ A couple seconds later he suppresses a smile. Smiling or suppressing a smile out of context is always a red flag. This is a relatively new racist gesture. Trump is sending a signal to his base.


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1/ THREAD: Trump displays an amalgam of:

1. Anger
2. Forward Lip Purse

during a question regarding his upcoming order barring new immigration.

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2/ A Forward Lip Purse indicates:

• Clandestine Plan
• Undisclosed Information
• Undisclosed (full or partial) Disagreement

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3/ This nonverbal combination is particularly ominous. With high likelihood, Trump's intentions are to prolong his order barring immigration.

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1/ THREAD: "Well I know one thing, I didn't get any. That's for [sic] sthure."

Trump's response when asked about whether he thought it was fair that big corporations received funds that was ear-marked for small businesses.

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2/ Note that Trump quickly looks away from the journalist who asked this question and closes his eyes as he mispronounces, "sure".

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3/ Trump's #BodyLanguage, verbal denial (and mispronunciation) was a cluster of deception. History will show that some of these funds ended up in Trump's hands.


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1/ THREAD: File this pic under expressions that should never trust.

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2/ Note Trump's:

• Lowered Eyebrows
• Eyebrows contracted together
• Narrowly opened eyelids
• Tension in lower eyelids
• Tension in midface

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• Flared nostrils
• Thinned and horizontally stretched lips
• Bulging below lower lip
• Clenched jaw
• Reddened face (on top of orange)

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1/ THREAD: Trump looks dramatically away from @weija as she presses him on his delayed response to the #Coronavirus.

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2/ This nonverbal dynamic not only conveys disrespect to #WeijiaJiang, but it's also a method the psyche uses to down-regulate temper. Trump was about to lose any remaining impulse control.

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Please excuse my typo, Ms. Weijia Jiang's correct twitter is @weijia
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1/ THREAD: Trump gestures with his right hand via a palm down finger-splayed configuration. Palm down gestures are alpha/hyper-alpha #BodyLanguage tells as well as rapport destroyers.

#BodyLanguageExpert #TrumpPressConf
2/ So while the people using palm-down displays will feel more dominant, these dynamics alienate their audiences.

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3/ Note, also, that his right index finger (forefinger) is separated from the plane of the hand. This is a subliminal pointing display known and is one type of a partial emblematic slip.

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It's now 6:15 and there has been no news conference
The April 19 #TrumpPressConf begins with some show and tell
"It was hard to get it aroused. And it is hard to get it aroused. But we got it aroused." -- Trump is now reading a Wall Street Journal op-ed that said nice things about him
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1/ THREAD: Trump telling us that his Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, "has that, pretty much under control." (that being previous monies being given to a lab in China).

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2/ Whenever exaggerated facial movements are used during an answer or statement, this is a form of over-acting and deception.

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3/ If a person is not a skilled actor (i.e., and good at hitting the exact emotional mark), rather than underact, the human psyche tends to over-act. What we see here on Trump's face is a #BodyLanguage manifestation of this phenomenon.


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The US has the most coronavirus deaths in the world, but Trump begins the April 18 #TrumpPressConf by claiming America "has produced better health outcomes than any other country, with the possible exception of Germany."
Trump attacks media for reporting stats indicating US has more coronavirus deaths than China: "China's number 1. Just so you understand. China is number 1 by a lot. They are way ahead of us in terms of death. It is not even close. You know it, I know it, they know it."
TRUMP: "You don't hear about ventilators. What happened to ventilators? Now they are giving you the other -- it's called, 'testing, testing.' But they don't want to use all of the capacity we have created ...the Democrat governors know that. They're the ones that are complaining"
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1/ THREAD: .@CDCDirector's suppressed smile (which occurred immediately after a self-righteous head wiggle) as he says, "more than twenty #Coronavirus outbreaks that are going through all these states" is alarming.

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #TrumpPressConf
2/ Smiling out of context is always a red flag. Dr. Redfield is taking joy-pleasure in these events. Even if he were proud of the CDC's response to the crisis, he should never be smiling amidst death. This behavior signals sadism.
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3/ Suppressed smiling is a manifestation of what is known as 'Duping Delight'. Miss this nonverbal signal at your peril.


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Trump begins the April 17 #TrumpPressConf by remarking on Sonny Perdue's handsomeness and then announcing a new $19 billion relief program for farmers
"It's the hot one" -- Trump talks about new coronavirus tests like they're condos in Trump Tower he's trying to sell
"The governors are responsible for testing" -- Trump passes the buck
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Apparently my holding Republican "leaders" to account has offended some folks on this here platform called the Twitterverse. Some real talk because I don't have time for nonsense. 1/
When I have to tell my congregants that I cant be w/them when they're dying because of Trump's incompetence and disregard for human life, when I'm not able to stand at graveside and fulfill one of the most important mitzvot (commandments) because of their criminal negligence, 2/
when I have to call parents and tell them that we need to delay their children's B'nei Mitzvah, when I listen to people weeping because they've lost their jobs and they are frightened for the future, it is my moral duty to speak out against these repugnant moral failures. 3/
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