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What does Trump’s body language reveal?

Experts analyze the Republican presidential candidate's nonverbal communication.
2 Nov 2016 – 05:20 PM EDT

A pouty smile, a constricted chin and a finger point are just a few of the gestures used by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in public appearances throughout his campaign.

Four specialists evaluated Trump through photographs sent by Univision. Their analysis proves that body language can speak louder than words.


Yamileth Rivas: Master in toxicology and body language specialist. Graduated from the Central University of Venezuela. Until 2014 Rivas taught and researched at the Faculty of Medicine of the Central University of Venezuela. She lives in Guatemala.

Dr. David Givens: Director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies in Spokane, WA, and teaches in the School of Professional Studies at Gonzaga University. He is the author of Your Body at Work: Sight-reading the Body Language of Business, Bosses, and Boardrooms (2010), Crime Signals: How to Spot a Criminal Before You Become a Victim (2008) and Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship (2005). He has also published a Nonverbal Dictionary offered free as an online reference tool.

Scott Rouse: Nashville-based behavior analyst and body language expert with multiple certificates in advanced interrogation training. Has been trained alongside the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Military Intelligence, and the Department of Defense. Expert and consultant to law enforcement as well as successful CEOs, attorneys, executives, and entertainers.

Ruth Sherman: Strategic communications consultant focusing on preparing business leaders, politicians, celebrities, and small business entrepreneurs to leverage critical public communications including keynote speeches, webcasts, investor presentations, road shows, awards presentations, political campaigns and media contact. Her clients hail from the A-list of international business including General Electric, JP Morgan (NY, London, Frankfurt), Timex Group, Deloitte and Dubai World.

Eswin Quiñónez contributed to this report.

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