On Tuesday, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave a speech in which he sharply criticized President Trump as well as announcing that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, another Republican Senator - Bob Corker, exchanged critical twitters with the President. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of a short interview of Senator Corker - wherein he spoke of the President's "... difficulty with the truth..."
SENATOR CORKER (beginning at 1:12): Unfortunately, I think, World leaders are very aware that, ahum, Ω , much of what he says is untrue.
During 1:17, just before he says, "... much of what he says is untrue...", Senator Corker:
• Takes a deep inhalation
• The corners of his mouth move laterally and slightly up
• His lips tighten
• The tissue beneath his lower lip bulges
• He looks down to his right
• Torques his head (twice)
• Smacks his tongue
This nonverbal cluster is classic for the thought-emotions of Regret, Resignation, Frustration, and some Sadness.
MANU RAJU (1:59): Is the President of the United States a liar?
SENATOR CORKER: The President, ah, has great difficulty with the truth ∑ (during 2:05) ...
This expression is that of regret (not mixed with other emotions).
SENATOR CORKER: ... on many issues ∆ (during 2:07).
This expression is also that of isolated regret.
The expression immediately above (during 2:14) is that of Contempt mixed with Disgust as Senator Corker says he would not support President Trump in an election again ("Nah. No way. Nah. No way...").
Summary: In this interview on Tuesday 24 October, Senator Bob Corker spoke at length about President Trump's "great difficulty with the truth" during which he most prominently displayed feelings of Regret. He also expressed Resignation, Sadness, Frustration, Contempt, and Disgust.
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