Body Language of Trump and Obama at First White House Meeting Shows An Open Receptive Trump and Guarded Tense Obama

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This was the first time President Obama and President Elect Trump met one another as they  had their first meeting at the White House.

Obama spoke and said a lot of Uh’s,  which showed he was uncomfortable in Trump’s presence and with the situation. Also in a measured tone, he  spoke very slowly,saying  one word at a time and then pausing until he said another word and then pausing again.

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Obama spoke and said a lot of Uh’s,  which showed he was uncomfortable in Trump’s presence and with the situation. Also in a measured tone, he  spoke very slowly,saying  one word at a time and then pausing until he said another word and then pausing again.

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-12-21-amObama  couldn’t even bring himself to say President Elect Trump as he stumbled over the word as he said President twice- President  President Elect Trump

His tone was monotonous and there was no life in his voice.  He sounded like he was going to a funeral as he said that Michelle had a chance to greet  the first lady and had an excellent conversation with her as well. As he spoke, he kept looking down and made no eye contact with Trump.

Then he said “I want to emphasize to you Mr President Elect” but once again, he couldn’t  bring himself to look at Trump. He looked down the whole time even though he was addressing Trump.    

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Then Trump spoke. He was warm and gracious and said it was the first time they met. He also said that while the meeting was supposed to take less time, it lasted an hour and a half and could have gone on longer. He said they spoke about some good things and not so good things. As you can see here Trump automatically  pulls his body away from Obama. In essence he is repelled. Obama holds on to his hands for security as does Trump.

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Then they shook hands with one another. Their body language and facial expression said it all. Their hearts were not into it as they both pursed their lips. There was considerable tension in Trump’s jaw. This was no doubt the first time in a long time Trump had to do something  he didn’t want to do and it showed on his face.  There was no eye contact between the two which indicated how they really felt about one another deep down. Their body language showed that no matter how cordial and professional each of them  tried to be,  they were clearly not fans of one another. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Body Language of Trump and Obama at First White House Meeting Shows An Open Receptive Trump and Guarded Tense Obama

  1. Great post as usual Dr Glass. I feel Obama feels threatened by Trumps presence knowing that he wants to clean house in Washington . There is so much corruption and through Wikileaks we learned Obama was in on it.

    1. It appears to me that Obama is disgusted by the foul-mouthed, lying, bigoted thing sitting across from him who attacked him for years regarding his citizenship. And as for cleaning up Washington, look who’s on his tramsition team: Washington insiders, millionaires and lobbyists to say nothing of his triumvirate of progeny. Some dynasty; Trump is no better than any of the other slime in ” the swamp”.

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