Yesterday in Syracuse, New York, Hillary Clinton became angry at Eva Resnick-Day, affiliated with Greenpeace as well as "350 Action" - after the activist asked her if her campaign will reject money from fossil fuel companies.
Specifically, Secretary Clinton's response was, "I do not have, I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I'm so sick. I'm so sick of the Sanders' campaign lying about me. I'm sick of it."
According to Greenpeace, Clinton has taken about $300,000 from people who work for Oil and Gas companies, not the companies themselves.
Moreover, the use of such a nonverbal, however justified, will serve to act as a negative feed-back loop on the person using it - reinforcing and elevating their anger (Note Hillary's eyebrows pulled together and lowered, vertical furrows in her forehead, eyelid closure, tension of lower eyelids, mid-face tension, teeth baring, jaw-jut and nostril flaring). Of course, Mrs. Clinton is human and, like the rest of us, entitled to get angry - however if she wants to be elected she should do so with considerable caution.
For these reasons, the index finger (forefinger) point, particularly when using it in conjunction with a hand-chop, should be used very rarely.
Upon more detailed examination, note the contradiction: "I do not have, I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies..."
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