Body Language of 3rd Debate- Hillary Passionate, Less Robotic, Smiles Under Stress While Trump Is Real, Interrupts, and Sweats Under Stress

Of all the three debates this was the most civilized, thanks to host Chris Wallace who  kept the candidates on tasks and on time. In fact when it was over both candidates shook his hand and seemed genuinely happy with how he handled things.But what was even more telling is  that they never shook one another’s hands at the end of the debate.

Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 6.05.04 PM.png When they both came to the stage there was no handshaking and no smiling at  or acknowledging one another. Hillary was dressed in an elegant well fitted high collared off white pant suit while Trump represented his party in a  wore a “Republican Red” tie.

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They both looked serious and in essence wore the same tight lipped expression as you can see above.As Hillary listened to the first question, her head nodded and you could see her swallowing hard. However she only did this at the beginning of the debate as you did not see this ( with the exception of a bit of head nodding) throughout the rest of the debate.

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When she spoke, Trump gave her looks of disdain as she attacked him and said things about him he deemed false.

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In contrast, when Trump attacked her and called her on her issues like the 33 thousand emails, she  a. looked down.

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b. She looked more serious than we have ever seen her while, Trump wore a scowl throughout the debate and squinted his eyes in anger.

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Or c. She smiles whenever she felt uncomfortable. When she said something Trump deemed untrue or said something Trump vehemently disagreed with, he interrupted and said “wrong”.

Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 6.14.16 PM.pngOverall in terms of her speech she was less robotic than we have ever heard her. She was less rehearsed and more dynamic and fluid than we have seen her in the previous two  two debates.

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There was a huge smile on Hillary’s face when Chris Wallace finally changed the subject to speak of the economy Smiles when they changed the subject to Economy.

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There was also a smugness in her facial language when Trump spoke as she  often raised her head and tightened her jaw.

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When Chris Wallace brought up a question that Trump no doubt wanted posed to Hillary, he raised his head and was sohappy  with the question question that he interjected ” interjected “Correct” after Walale asked the question. Wallace responded by  saying ” thank you”. This was the first time we have seen Trump feel that he was getting a fair shake in terms of the moderator;s questioning and was happy with the questions which were asked.

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When discussing the topic of economics , Trump of course was his fluid  and confident self as that is where his strength lies . However Hillary held her own in terms of her body language and in terms of how she presented her point of view. She is more real than she has ever been before. She was  less rote  and  more passionate than we have ever seen her ever before. She also gave some zings to Trump about giving jobs to Chinese Steel workers in terms of his Vegas Trump Tower, which he took. Surprisingly he didn’t defend himself on this point.

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When Trump struck back, he looked directly at Hillary and asked her where the 6 billion dollars were that were missing?  She looks down in embarrassment and does not look directly at him or respond to this. She also shows tightness around her jaw which shows her discomfort.

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Then  after Hillary espouses her achievements in her rote rhetoric which we have all heard before, Trump throws in a singer and says ” let’s talk about her  about her real record  in Syria and ISIS.” In discomfort, she gives a very tense, and nervous tight jawed smile as you c n see above.

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Again we see Hillary look down as Trump discusses the 33 thousand emails.

Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 6.59.15 PM.pngWhen she returns some zings he seems to stake it and stand tall and looks straight ahead. Unlike Hillary, he  doesn’t look down.

When she speaks of the Clinton Foundation she once again gives her rote memorized script but  when it was Trump’s turn to speak he  brings up “Pay for Play” in the Clinton Foundation and gives it right back to Hillary.

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Trump was uncomfortable during this debate and cotton -mouthed  (dry mouthed) as he took around three sips of water during the 9o minute debate. He also began to sweat and we saw him wiping the sweat off of his upper lip- something we never saw him do before.

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In discussing Trumps thinking that everything is rigged from his losing in some primary states to his thinking the Emmy’s were rigged ( which he interjected that they were) to feeling that the election is rigged , he seemed to take it and didn’t flinch. As she discussed this we have never seen Hillary more of  her usual mechanical script. She was more  passionate More passionate and more real than we have ever seen her before.

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Hillary did not look too pleased when Trump said Bernie Sanders said she had bad judgements and Posdesta said she had bad instincts as she shot him an ice old glare.

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There was no doubt that this debate was taking it’s toll on Trump as even though he left no stone unturned and attacked Hillary and her record and her points whenever he could , he was sweating more than we have ever seen him do in the past. In fact, he not only wipes the persperation off his upper lip, he also wiped it from under his chin.

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When he lays it into Hillary about Syria, something she is no downt sensitive about, she smiles  her uncomfortable tense and non genuine smile as she looks down.

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We then see Hillary’s head nod resurface as she is listening to a question being asked.

Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 7.32.53 PM.pngIn Trump’s final interruption when Hillary spoke, he made it very personal as he sauid “What a nasty woman.” What he may not have realized is that this statement he made about her may have been an unintentional  a compliment in disguise as being a “nasty woman” on the world scene may have it’s advantages.

Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 7.34.34 PM.pngWhen asked to make a last minute statement about what she would do as President, we have never seen Hillary more passionate, more articulate, more dynamic,and more fluid in her speech and in her body language.We did not hear the rehearsed and robotic Hillary we have come to deared in the past. She sounded more sincere and open as she looked straight ahead,  directly into the camera as she spoke to the viewers. Her last statement was very gracious and humble as she in essence said that she hoped that the voters would allow her to represent them.

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Surprisingly,Trump did not take advantage of all of his years as a media personality and did not seem as media savvy as we know he is, as he did not look directly into the camera as he addressed Americans as to why he should be president.Although he made occasional glimpses towards the front of the camera, he mostly looked off to the side as you can see here. Although he spoke with sincerity and seemed real and genuine in what he said, the message wasn’t as powerful because he lost his on-camera presence by not facing the camera and talking directly to the people.

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At the end, when Chris Wallace was thanking the two, Trump looked serious, while Hillary smiled. But this time her smile was not out of nervousness. It was a genuine smile.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-7-37-20-pmThe first one to leave the podium was Hillary as she confidently reached out to give Chris Wallace a handshake.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-7-37-29-pmTrump took his time detaching from the microphones and  finally wandered over to Wallace and told him that he did a great job ( which I garnered from lipreading what he said).

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Trup’s family then gathered on stage while Hillary went down into the audience to mingle. In lip reading what he said, Trump asked his family members if he did a good job. the only one he kissed was Tiffany. Even though Milania was the first on the stage, he did not greet her with a kiss. To me that said a lot.

Perhaps he was mad at her for saying in her Anderson Cooper interview that she feels like she had two boys at home- her son and Donald. Perhaps Donald didn’t like how she handled the scandal by not defending him more passionately and more forcefully. At any rate, this was not a good sign in light of th fact that one of the biggest negatives about Trump is his treatment of women. It seems that he needed to show more affection towards her and vice versa. Trump did not look happy on th sathe and his body language showed tension.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-7-39-20-pmHe also showed that tension when he went down from the stage and into the audience. His face looked tense and his shoulders were more rounded than usual. He was not smiling.

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In summary,  this was the best debate of all three because it was not as nasty as the others. You really heard what each candidate would do from their own mouths.  Even though they gave one another zingers, they “gave as good as they got” so to speak. They responded appropriately and passionately and each made some good points.

Those that love Trump will think that he won the debate and those that love Hillary will think that she won the debate.

From a  body language point of view, I think Hillary shone through a lot more as she was more in control yet more passionate, more real and more connected than we have ever seen her before. While she did smile when she was nervous, it was not excessive and her body language corresponded with what she was saying. Trump was a bit nervous, perspired  more than usual, and interrupted  as he did in the previous debates.  However, he too was passionate, real, connected and equally got his message across.

 

 

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Trump Clinton Debate Body Language -Nervousness and Nastiness

While Hillary and Trump both made good points and presented themselves  well in many instances, there were some some not so good points as you will see in this blog.

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The worst thing about the debates was the personal attacks made, which Hillary started. Trump did not start out the debate with being nasty. In fact he was gentlemanly in his tone and demeanor.  However , when Hillary started with him, he gave as good as he got.

But this is not what voters wanted to see. They wanted to hear from each candidates mouth what they would do and what the issues were. The worst thing that Hillary did was say what Donald said. He immediately interrupted her to let voters know that what she was saying was  not true. All candidates needed to speak for themselves and not have the other put words in their mouths.

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When they both arrived on stage, Trump placed his arm around Hillary’s back in a gentlemanly fashion. He was also much softer as he began  the debates until Hillary started  the attack about his father, which changed the entire tone of the debate.  Trump was having none of that and solidly defended his father as he said while he got a sizable loan when he started his business,  he grew it into a billion dollar business and that is what he would do to the country.

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When Donald spoke Hillary often looked down as he spoke.

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She also gave him a smug look as he spoke as she pursed her lips.

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They were both guilty of making that phony politician non- gesture to express their points as they pinched their thumb with their index finger.However Trump did it less often than Hillary.

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In fact, he pointed more which was a genuine gesture to reflect his true emotion of anger, based on what he was speaking about.

Now I will analyze each of the candidates separately and  in more detail.

HILLARY

To start, Hillary never looked better.  Her hair  was well coiffed  and the blond highlights looked great on camera, Her makeup was impeccable. Unlike many of her pant suits in the past, this  pant suit was very well tailored and fit well as it was  a great orange- red color  for television. Her posture was excellent and she spoke well as her voice was  formidable and strong. She was more animated and less monotone and mechanical than she had been in the past. She was articulate and flowing in her tones. She never hesitated vocally or speaking wise. Anyone  who ever had any doubts about her health could see that she didn’t show any symptoms on stage which may have indicated  that she maybe in poor health.

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But there were some not so great points with Hillary . Whenever she was “busted” by Trump or called out for something she did, she had an annoying  smug grin to mask her upset. In essence, she was covering up her true angry or embarrassed feelings with a smile.  You could tell it was a phony smile becuase her eyes didn’t crinkle.  It was not genuine. If she was irritated, she needed to show that on her face and not hide it.

She was nervous initially  and swallowed a lot as Donald spoke.  Initially, her blinks were slow but as the debate progressed she didn’t  have this slow blinking, which  I believe was due to fake eyelash discomfort. I recognize that blink because I have done it as well when my  fake lashes needed some getting used to and there were  camera lights shining in my face.

But most of all, we saw a really nasty side to Hillary. Trump started out gentlemanly and soft in his tone, but Hillary started the personal attacks. This nastiness is not what the public wanted to hear.These were personal attacks that were uncalled for like talking about Trump’s father and his wealth. Trump was upset by this and retorted that even though he got a loan from his family, he grew that loan into a billion of dollar business.

Then Hillary pulled out the Bill card which lead Trump to call NAFTA the worst decision made. Then Hillary continued being nasty by telling Trump he “lived in his own reality.” That was uncalled for. He did not attack her “reality”.

Then she did the unconscionable and promoted  her book out in front of millions of people saying “it is coming out tomorrow”. That looked cheap and unPresidential in my view. Also whenever Trump spoke here were moments that she showed that she agreed with him via her body language as she nodded her head. Butfor the most part, she had a smug look on her face. Then she advertised her website, which was also not a very Presidential thing to do  during this debate.

Then she got super nasty and in essence called Trump “crazy” and made up the names  like “Trump Loophole” and “Trump Plan”  as she increased  her attack on him. Again these attacks did not make her look good. Then she accused him of “Bait and Switch.” She in essence called Trump a “Racist” and brought up an old court case where he was in a class action suit, which  he explained as occurring when he was young. He then went on to say what a great relationship he had with the Black community and how he did not allow racism in Palm Beach at his property. But in my view  he should have turned to Hillary and and said enough of this nastiness from you. He should have said loudly, I AM NOT A RACIST. SO DON’T DARE PAINT ME AS ONE. He needed to be much stronger with that.

Then Hillary said that  the reason why she wasn’t out campaigning was because she was preparing for the debate and preparing to be President which was also a hit below the belt. Then she started to put words in Trump’s mouth that Trump said he didn’t say. He called her on the fact that he didn’t say them  and she put those words into his mouth. She hit him hard and below the belt  with saying that he stiffed someone who worked for him out of money. Trump responded that the person didn’t do a good job.  All of this back and forth initiated by Hillary was uncomfortable for many to watch. It seemed very “Housewives of Whatever Reunion Show” instead of a Presidential Debate.

 

TRUMP

Trump’s hair and make- up were not done well so he did not look his best for this debate. His hair looked washed out and the style looked strange. For the next debate, he needs to follow Hillary’s lead and get a darker base color and some blond highlights put in which shows better on camera. That  would make him look  much better. He also needs to lose the grey on the sides. His makeup also didn’t look great.  He needs to use MAC NW 25 as that would be a perfect shade for him. Also he needed some mascara , and the lids covered with makeup as well as his eyes looked too beady. The blue tie didn’t work. He needed to stick to red as it would make him look more formidable than he did with the blue tie.

 

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When they spoke about Bait and Switch his  upper lip was perspiring, indicting that he was upset by what was said. His  autonomic nervous system was working overtime showing that he was nervous and a little off of his game initially. But then he recovered mid- debate and was back to his old confident self.  During the time he showed a bit of nervousness, his breathing was audible and shallow at times i There was nose scratching 9 whch was seen with Hillary as well) and a lot of water drinking for his “cotton mouth” or dry mouth.You could tell her was nervous in the beginning as his lips and mouth seemed dry as she spoke.

The absolute worst thing Trump could have said when Hillary called him on not paying taxes was that he “was smart.” That did not go over will with either party and was a terrible comment that I am sure he regrets saying. It made him look bad as though we, the non-billionaire people have to pay taxes and he can skirt the tax issues because he is smart. People go to jail for not paying taxes so this was the wrong message to give. Whether he meant it differently in terms of taking advantage of the tax system in regards to his business , it came off very poorly.

When Hillary called him a racist should have turned to Hillary  loudly proclaimed I AM NOT A RACIST so DONT DARE PAINT ME AS ONE. He needed to be much stronger in pointing that out. Those who know Trump well know that he is not a racist and he needed to let everyone know that in no uncertain terms.  He needed to say that he was sick of these false attributions to him. However, he did give it back to Hillary when he said that she called Black people “Super Predators.” He also gave it back to her when he said that it was her people in her campaign that put out the photo of Obama in Kenyan attire and that Sidney Blumenthal who worked directly under her was the one who started the birther issue with Obama.

He also called her on ISIS and asked what many were thinking -why she didn’t do something about it before. He also made some good points about who hacked the system and said he didn’t know. But he lost points when he called someone out for being 400 pounds as he said “who knows it could be Russia or China or a 400 pound person in their bedroom.” He could have eliminated the 400 pound person example.

While Trump got it from Hillary  several times, he  gave it back as he said he  would release his Tax returns when Hillary releases the 33 emails she erased and called her on it by saying it was horrible what she did. She simply replied in a cold rehearsed tone as she said that it was a mistake .But she still didn’t address  what happened to those emails.

MODERATOR

I really like Lester Holt a lot as a host and as an interviewer. I have even had the good fortune of having him interview me on the Today show.  But as a moderator he left a lot to be desired in this debate. He allowed the personal attacks which he should have cut off in my view.  He let both candidates walk over him and didn’t keep the time limits  fairly.

MOVING ON FOR FUTURE DEBATES FOR TRUMP AND CLINTON

I have some advice for both candidates for the the next debates.

  1. Stop putting words in one another’s mouth and telling what the other person said. Let them say it for themselves.
  2. Next, stop the nastiness. Only speak about what YOU would do and leave it at that. Leave it to the voters to figure out.
  3. Speak emotionally and passionately and be real in every way as you share your thoughts and views with the public in a non- rehearsed phony manner.
  4. Be respectful to one another and stop bringing up their issues or things about their family or what they did. Let them discuss defend their issues with the moderator, not with you.
  5. Stop the nastiness in ads and on the campaign trail. Don’t even mention your opponent. Just mention YOU and what YOU plan to do.

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After the debates they both walked out on stage and appeared cordial but Trump was not his usual peppy, electric, charismatic  self. He was more subdued.

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He wasn’t smiling as much as he usually does when he is around his family. He looked as though this debate took a toll on him. He seemed reflective and didn’t go down into the audience to mingle like Hillary did. Perhaps he didn’t expect it to be that nasty.

And as a reminder to any haters. This is not political as I am not political. This is an analysis of what each of the the candidates said and how they said it and the impact of their body language and communication on the public.  I addressed BOTH candidates fairly and honestly and did not give any preferential treatment to one over the tother.

 

Body Language and Speaking Advice From Dr. Lillian Glass to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During The Debates

The biggest debate of the century will take place Monday night on September 26, 2016. There is a lot riding on this debate because it will tell us so much about both candidates as we see them up close and personal.As a body language expert and communciation expert I am sharing my advice for ech of them indivudually and for both of them as candidates.

No matter how confident Donald Trump has come across in the past, there is no question that he may have a lot of concerns regarding this debate in terms of how to best handle himself. The same is true for Hillary Clinton. Trump may be wondering  how aggressive to come across towards Hillary, especially when there has been such public speculation with regard to her health issues. Hillary onthe other hand, may be wondering how to address Trump  should he come out swinging- verbally that is.

The key body language tell that viewers will be looking for deals with the level of the candidate’s confidence. Do they come across Presidential or not? Do they do or say things that reflect the office? Do they show tentativeness or nervousness?

So what are the signs to look for to help us determine if  a candidate is nervous vs confident?  Here is a list below: They may be                                                                         a.  perspiring indicated by wiping their face or hands  or sweat above upper lip and forehead                                                                                                                                                        b.rocking back and forth or fidgeting                                                                                               c.having extraneous hand movements                                                                                                     d. saying like um or uh a lot                                                                                                                         e. licking their lips a lot                                                                                                                                   f. taking deep breaths to oxygenate themselves                                                                                   g. looking down                                                                                                                                                   h. talking too fast                                                                                                                                               i. taking too slow                                                                                                                                                j. not getting to the point                                                                                                                               k. rambling and talking too much                                                                                               l.excessive eye blinking                                                                                                                                   m. throat clearing                                                                                                                                              n. nose pulling, scratching  or wiping                                                                                                          o. face scratching

Many of these “tells” can also signify whether the candidate is telling the truth or lying That is why you must listen for the context as deception can only be discovered in the specific context. For instance if Hillary is asked about her emails and you see any of these body language tells, it may indicate that she may not be telling the truth. Similarly, if Trump is asked about his taxes and you see any of these signs in the context during which he was asked the specific question, then you may question whether or not he is forthright.

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The advice I have for Donald trump is

  1. Don’t talk about how great you are. We already know it as we have heard it way too often from you.                                                                                                                                           2. Don’t yell and get  overly hostile or aggressive. Keep your cool and show that you can be level headed under pressure.                                                                                            3.Use inflected and modulated tones so it doesn’t appear that you are shouting at Hillary, which will alienate people.                                                                                                    4. Don’t go over the top with high dramatics.                                                                                5. Stick to the issues and don’t get off point,no matter how  much you are tempted to do so.                                                                                                                                                           6. Keep being real with your gestures and body language as that is what makes people relate to you.                                                                                                                                                7. Tone it down by not doing or saying anything embarrassing as this is your moment to shine in front of 120 million people.
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The advice for Hillary is:

1. Do not cough as it will validate what so many feel about you- that you are ill. Take a cough suppressant before you go on stage so you won’t have that issue since they are not stopping the debate incase you have a choking fit.                                                                                 2. Get more animated. Don’t sound so boring.                                                                                  3.Don’t use that sing song cadence where you lose the message in terms of what you want to convey.                                                                                                                                                              4. Don’t shout to get key points across. Instead use inflection to make your point. 5. Stop with the phony pointing gestures used by JFK back in the 60’s because his speech coach said it was the right thing to do. It is NOT the right thing to do. If you are angry or you want to make a point- point with your pointer finger instead of  using that phony gesture where you pinch your pointer and index finger to your thumb.                                                                      5. Stop smiling when you are upset as it make you look phony.                                                        6. Don’t spin things as it only makes you look worse. Instead, tell the truth and if you messed up give a sincere apology.                                                                                                              7. Stop having a defensive tone. If you are upset let you face say ot along with your words.Make sure your facial expression matches the tone of what you are saying.

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And to both candidate here is some major advice:                                                                                   1. Please be respectful to one another. Both of you have worked extremely hard to get to this point and need to be commended on your victories thus far.                                                    2.Do not attack one another and say what the other candidate did or thinks. Let them speak for themselves without your putting words in their mouth to make them look bad. What you don’t realize is that when you do this, it make you look bad. So don’t get nasty and hit below the belt. Keep it classy and elegant.                                                                           3.Stick to the issues and get your specific  points across. Tell us what you will do without discussing your opponent in an attempt to make them look bad. Make yourself look good by not making the  other person look bad. All the voter is interested in is the issues not your personality.  We want to know how you really think and feel about  the issues athand and how it will affect our lives in the future.

 

Donald Trump Shows Most Confident Body Language of All Candidates

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 12.13.54 AMThere is no question  the candidate who showed the most self confidence  through his body language during the debates was

Donald Trump. He  was the candidate who appeared to be the most at ease even when difficult questions were thrown his way.

As you can see in this photo he is the only candidate leaning forward which indicated his eagerness and readiness.

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 12.11.22 AMHe often showed the palms of his hands which is an open gesture and showed he had nothing to hide.

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His gestures were fluid  which reflected his ease on the stage. He did not make any of the mechanical gestures which

many of the politicians made where the thumb and the index finger was pinched. Instead he made gestures which matched

his emotions and what he was saying.

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 12.06.56 AMHis gestures were broad and wide which indicated his confidence and his command of the stage.

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 12.07.27 AMHis thumbs up gesture reflected his self confidence and confidence in what he was saying and appeared to be the only

candidate who did this.

Regarding his response to the Megan Kelly question, he handled it well.  While there is no dispute that a  question about  how

Trump feels about women should have been asked, the way in which it was asked was sneaky and inappropriate in my view.

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First Megyn starts the question off with a very pleasant face as she looks directly at trump and says One of the things people love about you is that you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. ”

Then she says however it is not without it’s downsides particularly when it comes to women. You’ve called women fat pigs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

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Trump then interrupts  with stating “Only Rosie O’Donnell” which received a roaring applause from the crowd. And by the way Rose O’Donnell was the one who began the fight with Donald Trump with her name calling and  disparaging remarks about his physical appearance. Trump in turn, fought back and mirrored her Toxic name calling.Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 12.41.21 AM

Megyn Kelly then recounts that Trump said to a Celebrity Apprentice contestant  “It would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees” In the first place. the contestant  was Brande Roderick who can’t recall this ever being said to her and strongly defends Trump on this matter. ”

Megyn then appears to sneer at Trump as she looks directly at him with narrowed eyes as you can see in this photo above and says in an admonishing tone”  Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” She doesn’t ask :what do you have to say about this? Instead she attacks his temperament. When Trump subsequently said there was “Blood in her eyes” what he was saying  was that she was out for blood and it showed in her eyes. We saw her narrowed eyes on screen, but trump saw her piercing eyes glaring  directly at him while she asked the question, so clearly he saw a lot more of the negative emotion coming from Megan than the viewer watching the debate.

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Trump was visibly disturbed about her question as he purses his lips and tightens his jaw in anger. Then Megyn in essence associates him with the “War on Women.”  Trumps answer was that he has no time to be politically correct  and then says how the country has no time  to be politically correct as he

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made karate chop like gestures to emphasize his point which also reflected his anger and annoyance at the question.

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He then shows his palms in an open gesture as he explains that oftentimes what he says is fun and kidding and we have a good time.  He then goes on to let Megyn know that he has been nice to her even though she has treated him not so nice and that he said he could not be so nice to her  based on the way she has treated him. He also reached out and said he was sorry that she felt that way.

Then after  the debate, Trump was true to his word and was not so nice to Megyn as she let everyone know that she had blood coming out of her eyes and had other disparaging things to say about her.

One thing about  about Donald Trump which everyone  should know from reading his book The Art of the Deal, is that  his philosophy is that if someone hits you hard, you hit them back harder. And he did that in business  which was  one of the key;s to his success and has been doing it with everyone who attacks him, including Megyn Kelly.

And once again to refresh everyone’s memory  as I have said throughout my blogs, I am not a political person and have no agenda here as I merely report what I observe from a body language and communication standpoint.