Today Donald Trump made what some feel is a call for violence and/or insurrection against Hillary Clinton. Trump's campaign staff has maintained he was making a call to action of the strong and well-organized Second Amendment advocates to defeat Clinton in the election with the power of their votes.
In the video above, beginning at 0:41, Mr. Trump says, "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish - the Second Amendment, by the way and if she gets to pick - [Loose Tongue Jut followed immediately with Lower Lip Retraction/Anticipation] if she gets to pick her judges - nothin' you can do folks. Although the second Amendment people maybe there is, I dunno - but - but I'll tell ya what ..."
During 0:49 Trump displays a "Loose Tongue Jut". This type of tongue jut is an indication of the emotions "I've been bad" or "I've been caught" (or about to be bad/caught).
Immediately after this, during 0:49 - 0:50, Donald Trump follows his loose tongue just with a "Lower Lip Retraction" aka "Lower Lip Anticipation". As its name this implies, this nonverbal signifies an emotional tone of anticipatory excitement.
This facial expression cluster is a demonstration of the Republican Presidential Candidate's intention to say something which, in his own judgment, crosses the line - and moreover he's excited about doing so.
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