Friday, April 29, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3543: Donald Trump, "It Felt Like I Was Crossing The Border Actually" - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

At the GOP Convention in Burlingame, California today, Donald Trump entered and exited the building through a back door and via a circuitous path due to strategic placement of hundreds of demonstrators. Once began speaking, he told some lies - providing for us some excellent nonverbal examples. What follows is a partial analysis.

At 0:02 in the above video, Trump continues, ".... That was not the easiest entrance I've ever made. My wife called, she said, 'There are helicopters following you' - and we did, and then we went under a fence and through a fence and - [pause] oh boy, it felt like I was crossing the border actually, yeah - it's true ..."

During 0:12 Trump says, "... we went under a fence ..."

Note his hand gesture (in body language parlance, this is an example of an illustrator) is moving in an up-and-over motion, which contradicts his verbal statement of going under a fence. Whenever the nonverbal language contradicts the verbal language - it's the nonverbal that's always true.

0:16 - 0:18
Trump says, "... it felt like I was crossing the border actually..."

Whenever Donald Trump performs a false microphone adjustment, there's an extremely high likelihood he's telling a lie. Of course this is not his only deception tell - but it is one he commits often - and here we know it's a lie. In this example, he was using hyperbole, yet this deception tell still is displayed. This false microphone adjustment is a "MAP Surrogate" (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) as a substitute for self-touching.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3542: Lara Croft, Keeley Hawes, Sexual Energy and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3495: Donald Trump swarmed by security on stage in Ohio

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3508: Batman V Superman - Sad Affleck? (NOT!)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3523: Jaws - "You're Going to Need a Bigger Boat"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3510: Lindsey Graham - The Senator Picks His Poison: Ted Cruz vs. Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3486: Donald Trump and Chris Christie on Super Tuesday - Display the Same Telling Nonverbal Signal to Same Statement re: Trump's Wall

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3264: Hillary Clinton, Likability and Perceived Trustworthiness

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2745: Vladimir Putin Deception regarding Crimea