Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3732: Donald Trump cuts short interview after Question Regarding Racism - Predicting Trump's Behavior - Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

During an interview yesterday at a campaign event in Delaware, Ohio - Donald Trump cut short an interview and walked away.

Colleen Marshall (beginning at 0:56): Nineteen days out from the election - you've been labeled a racist, you've been called a sexist -

Donald Trump: Thank you very much. [Begins to walk away]

Marshall: H.... How do you respond to that?

Trump:  [Turns back] Ah, I am the LEAST racist person you've ever met.

Immediately after he says,"Ah, I am the LEAST racist person you've ever met" - Mr. Trump turns and completes his walk-away. The expression on his face upon doing this (1:07 - 1:08) is indicative of a combination of both disgust and regret.

It's also noteworthy here that, although the camera does not show this fully, Mr. Trump most probably invaded Ms. Marshall's personal space [intimate space] and touched her near the left elbow. In the context of a walk-away, this act of physical contact is also patronizing, narcissistic and intimidating.

This is another recent example of how Mr. Trump's behavior has become more volatile and impulsive. I cannot recall another post-convention, major presidential candidate ever walking away during an interview. Coupling this observation with Mr. Trump's dichotomous World-view as well as his inability to admit failure - and it's not a stretch to speculate that if his poll numbers keep dropping (or even remain at current levels), Donald Trump will drop out of the Presidential race so as not to go in the history books as losing the election.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3731: The 3rd Presidential Debate - Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton - Part III - "Such a Nasty Woman"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3729: The 3rd Presidential Debate - Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton - Part I - Vladimir Putin, Body Language & Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3727: Donald Trump and Children

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3711: Vin Scully calls Kirk Gibson's legendary walk-off homer during Game 1 of the 1988 World Series

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3706: Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump Presidential Debates - Part II

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3688: Vladimir Putin, Phone calls, Body Language and Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3676: Colin Kaepernick Says He Be Sitting Down During the National Anthem

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3618: Salma Hayek regarding Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3591: Jo Cox, The Brexit and Sincere Smiles