Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Body Language In The Post-Truth Presidency
Body language -- both his and that of the pitiable people around him -- is telling the story of Donald Trump's foreign adventure better than anything else.
But not for long! Trump batted him out of the way, perhaps mistaking him for a political reporter or picturing James Comey. Then, triumphal, Trump straightened his suit jacket, stiffened his posture, and raised his fleshy chin. He was ready for his close-up.
With Trump, his struts, scowls and pouts reveal every bit as much as what tumbles from his lips, which is a lot less trustworthy. His words can be counterfeit. His gestures are genuine, and in the post-truth presidency, worth a thousand words.
Excerpt from Frank Bruni's op-ed, 5/28/17 in the NY Times