Saturday, June 10, 2017

Body Language Analysis No. 3964: What Donald Trump Really Thinks about James Comey - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

During yesterday's joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, each man fielded the questions from the press. It surprised no one that the first query directed to Donald Trump was regarding what the American President felt about James Comey's Testimony the day before.

DAVID BOWYER (beginning at 14:53): "Mr. President, ah, this morning, you were referring to the testimony of James Comey vindicating you. But, I wonder if you could tell us in person, Sir, why you feel that his testimony vindicated you, when it really boils down to his word against your word. And if you could also tell us sir, are, do tapes exist of your conversation with him?"

Donald Trump's eyes close as Bowyer says, "... vindicating you ...", then his torso, head, and neck begin to move backward, he inhales deeply, his nostrils flare. Then, during 15:03, as Bowyer says, "... us ...", he displays a classic Microexpression of Disgust mixed with Anger. Watch this several times at normal speed and then again at 1/2 and 1/4 speeds.

Then immediately afterward (15:04), when Mr. Bowyer says, "... Sir ...", the President displays another microexpression - a "Tongue Jut" - more specifically, a "Loose Tongue Jut". Do you know what this indicates?

Summary: Donald Trump feels significant disgust and anger for James Comey. This, of course, may not surprise you from a political point of view, however, it does show that the President, in this context, has a high level of personal motivation toward Mr. Comey, rather than one of relative objectivity.

Would you have seen these microexpressions - and correctly interpreted their meaning - if they were not pointed out to you? How skilled are you at seeing the moderate nonverbals, let alone the subtle signals - which are right in front of you all day long in your own personal and business life?

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3963: Donald Trump regarding James Comey and Loyalty

Body Language Analysis No. 3961: Mike Rogers' Testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Body Language Analysis No. 3959: Vladimir Putin - Megyn Kelly Interview, Part II

Body Language Analysis No. 3957: Sergei Gorkov, Jared Kushner, and Secret Meetings

Body Language Analysis No. 3955: Jeff Sessions, Russia, and Sergey Kislyak

Body Language Analysis No. 3944: Dwayne Johnson, The 2020 Presidential Election, and The Rock Dialing Up His Alpha

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3912: Keri Russell's Schadenfreude, Matthew Rhys' Fear, and a Hesitancy to Disclose

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3534: Taylor Swift's (Vogue's) Rapid-fire 73 Q & A Session

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3659: Ryan Lochte's "Today Show" Interview regarding Alleged Rio Robbery