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.
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