Reince Priebus is Chairman of the RNC and thus has considerable insight into the inner workings of the powers that be.
In this interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Mr. Priebus displays several nonverbal signals which contradict his words. And whenever the verbal and nonverbal signals are incongruent - it's the nonverbal ones which are always telling the truth.
What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of Mr. Priebus within the context of this interview.
At 1:36 Ms. Camerota continues, "... But you're making it sound simpler -
Priebus: (over-talking) Okay.
Camerota: ... than in fact, it is - because as we have heard time and again,
Priebus: (over-talking) I think it's pretty simple.
Camerota: ... over the past few weeks , there is a whole chunk of the republican Establishment that is not embracing Donald Trump - in fact, they're rejecting him. We have heard about all of the - big donors, all of the republican party elders, all of the people in congress who are basically saying, 'Anyone but Trump'. They're flocking to Marco Rubio now in droves, hoping that he can be the anti-Trump candidate ...
A "Lose Tongue Jut" is displayed just as Ms. Camerota begins her question regarding Donald Trump. This sign indicates, "I've been caught" or "I've been bad".
1:49 - A dramatic Increase in Blinking Frequency is seen as the RNC Chairman also begins a Hard Swallow. The exact timing of this hard swallow along with the specific nature of this question is a very strong and reliable indicator of anxiety.
Note Priebus' "Adam's Apple" (Laryngeal Incisure of the Thyroid Cartilage) prominence as it temporarily elevates.
Notice also the bulging of the tissue beneath his jaw (vs. those images above) - aka Pelican Sign and part of a swallow cycle.
Toward the end of the swallowing cycle - with more pelican pouching prominence.
Mr. Priebus' throat is dry secondary to the anxiety evoked by the subject of Donald Trump.
It's important to watch the video several times - for in this context the dynamic nature of this nonverbal cluster is better visualized, learned and contextualized.
Summary: Reince Priebus and the RNC are, in fact, quite worried regarding the very real possibility of Donald Trump becoming their party's nominee for president.
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