lIn general Trump was more vulnerable and open and softer and self reflecting than we have ever seen him before.This showed in his body language where he leaned forward with more rounded shoulders and in his tone of voice where he was softer and deeper in tone.
Posture wise Trump usually sits erect in a very confident pose, but throughout the interview he appeared more hunched over and leaning forward towards Kelly in an attempt to try to engage with her one on one and to focus on her questions anwhat she had to say . His posture indicated that he was letting his guard down and was open to this interview.
When he showed the palms of his hands when he spoke it showed that he was being forthright and genuine.
While there were subjects that were difficult for him to speak about as revealed by his pursing his lips and frowning, he addressed these issues despite his discomfort.
Megan initially showed signals of aggression in her vocal tone as it was a lot louder and then she displayed some passive aggression during her questioning as she managed to get a few zings in towards Trump. Trump didn’t engage her. Instead, he took the high road and addressed issues openly.
In talking about bullying when Trump says that bullying can happen when you are 55 Megan interjects that it can happen at 45 and smiles giving a body language reference that she may have felt bullied by Trump. Trump didn’t respond to her passive aggressive smile and zing as he immediately responds “You have to get over it.”
Her second dig at Trump was when she said that Trump had a history of suing people and then in a sarcastic tone with a smug smile asked if he could go 4 years without suing anyone when he is President. Trump took the high road and discussed China and openly addresses his past litigation in in business .
She also appeared to be a bit aggressive in her questioning about Heidi Cruz. Trump openly admits he could have done without doing it. Yet Megan is louder and more hostile in her tone as she aggressively tries to get him to admit that he made a mistake with Heidi Cruz, which Trump refused to do. Then in a surprising non-journalistic way, she admonishes him that “he shouldn’t have done that”whereby she gave her personal judgement .
He then openly admitted that he made a mistake regarding Mc Cain and Fiorina and then stated that he wanted to move forward. His body language showed contrition and indicated that he was being sincere as he looked away to reflect on what he said in the past. He showed the palms of his hands which indicates that he is being honest sincere and forthright in his statement.
In talking about his brother he initially looked sad when the subject attached photo) based on his pursed lips and frown and looking away as this is obviously a painful subject for him.
Yet he he openly explains how his brother actions lead him on the path of never taking a drink. He then admitted to Megan that he has other problems, but refused to tell her what they were as she tried to dig deeper. This was very uncharacteristic of Trump as he never before showed this much openness in admitting that there was anything wrong with him. It made him appear more vulnerable and more human than we have seen in the past.
He also seemed to be more humble in this interview than he had ever appeared before as he said how he learned that he had to put more into his relationships than he did in the past.
In discussing how he felt when he feels wounded, Trump was clear to that he said he goes after people hard which helps him to unwound himself. This is very telling in terms of getting a closer glimpse into Trump’s personality. As he revealed this information, his facial expression showed that it was something that he did not look comfortable saying, yet he said it anyway.
Trump also discussed his regrets. Body language wise he looks vulnerable as he leans forward and admits that he had regrets and would not have used some of the language he used.
We see him showing more body language signals of humility than he has ever done in the past as he tells Megan that he sees himself as a “person”, not as a ‘powerful person”.