Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3589: Barack Obama's retort to Donald Trump regarding ISIS - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Yesterday President Obama gave a speech regarding ISIS/ISIL/Daesh - and although his name was not mentioned once - Donald Trump's foreign policy was also discussed.

Beginning at 19:05, the President continues, "... We now have proposals from the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States to bar all Muslims from emigrating to America. We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests entire religious communities are complicit in violence.  Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer -- they were all U.S. citizens. Are we going to start treating all Muslim Americans differently? Are we going to start subjecting them to special surveillance? Are we going to start discriminating against them, because of their faith? ..."

What follows are three very specific emotions (of many) Mr. Obama displays during this speech.

During 19:32, the President displays a Microexpression of Contempt as he says, "... this ..." [centered on the left side of his mid-face].

A split second later, as he says, "... stop ...", Mr. Obama displays a related microexpression of disgust.

Here we see subtle a subtle anger display (during 19:33 after he says, "... stop ....". Note the tension in the President's lower eyelids - but also with his eyes slightly closed. His mid-face tension is significant as well. Notice too the tightening of his "mustache area" as well as the flaring of his nostrils. Yet this manifestation of anger is not a microexpression, but a prolonged and subtle macroexpression.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3588: Orlando Shooting, Video From Inside Pulse Nightclub

Nonverbal Communication Analysis 3586: Barack Obama, Jimmy Fallon, Alpha-Beta Hybrids and Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3583: Donald Trump, Reaching out to Bernie Sanders' Supporters and Insincerity Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3578: Megan Fox, Body Language and Dismissive Emotions

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3543: Donald Trump, "It Felt Like I Was Crossing The Border Actually"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3541: Chris Christie's Wife - Mary Pat's, Reaction to Donald Trump's "Woman Card" Comment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3501: Salah Abdeslam of Paris Attacks is Captured - Body Language Traits Shared by Terrorists 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3354: Rape Victim (13 year old girl) Demands to Make a Statement at the Sentencing of Perpetrator