Trump and May

January 2017

 The question was what could her stress-timed open-handed gestures towards Trump, as she spoke at the press conference, tell us about the nature of their developing relationship?  What was leaked in her micro-expressions when her intentional and polite friendly smiles faded?  How was his distinctive and idiosyncratic patterns of gesture influenced by her presence?  And what prompted that (now famous) hand hold, identified as the iconic image of the meeting, and beamed around the world?  The timing of the interviews meant that I had to give more or less immediate responses, but, as usual, the unconscious bodily movements were quite revealing.