During a recent event in Jupiter, Florida, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, allegedly grabbed Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields by the arm as she attempted to ask the candidate a question. Ms. Fields also alleges that this physical contact resulted in bruising. The video above shows Donald Trump being asked about this incident. Unfortunately some of this Trump's expressions are initially blocked by words on the screen and other people, however there are a couple of seconds which are very telling.
What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the 0:57 - 0:58 segment of this video. This series of images were captured just after Mr. Trump says, "... Perhaps she made the story up. I think that's what happened, okay? ...".
Trump then turns his body and his head. Note his lips rapidly acquire a thinned, horizontal configuration - the classic Thinned Lips of Anger.
There is a microexpression component of contempt in this moment - evident in his mustache area on his right side.
Here we can better see his thinned lips here together with his mid-facial tension. His contempt expression is waning somewhat, yet there is some significant disgust displayed in this instant.
Trump's anger, contempt and disgust cluster is resolving (yet still evident in his lips) as he begins to return to his baseline expression.
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