Earlier today in Mobile, Alabama - Ben Carson compared some Syrian refugees to rabid dogs and the need to protect one's children. Many have criticized the Presidential candidate for say this, believing his metaphor was both inaccurate and in poor taste. However what did Carson himself think about his statement? His body language speaks volumes.
At in the above video, 0:39 Dr. Carson continues:
".... and I'm going to call the humane society and hopefully they come and take this dog away and create sa-, a safe environment on again." [Tongue Jut at 0:49].
At the very end of the video (at 0:49) we see Dr. Carson display what is known as a "Tongue Jut". Here it is so brief, it's a form of a microexpression.
In this body language cluster-context, Carson's tongue jut indicates: "I've got caught", "I've been bad" or "I did a foolish thing"(Navarro). Dr. Carson believes he went too far here and he regretted this comparison as soon as he said it. What other nonverbal signals present in this video support this conclusion?
With what other thought-emotions can a tongue jut be associated when other simultaneous body language signs are seen (not present in this example)?
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