The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BCC had a ‘body language expert’ analyze the meeting between President Trump and Putin. According to the analysis, President Trump dominated Putin throughout the interview.
“You get the feeling that they’re both very self-confident, alpha males, but their body language is very very different,” said body language expert Mary Civiello.
“Very interesting right from the get-go. Look very carefully at that handshake, something that Trump has paid a lot of attention to. They had an equal handshake, it wasn’t one on top or dominant than the other. But what was interesting is that Trump then got a leg up by putting an arm under Putin. That’s a dominant move,” she said.
“If you’re meeting somebody that you’re a little cowed by or you’re a little unsure of yourself with, you would never add an extra reach or touch under their arm. And then he doubled down on that move when they were side by side and Trump puts his arm on Putin’s back. Again, a dominant move,” she said.
“The first thing I noticed when they were seated in those chairs was that Trump was far more comfortable than Putin. Putin of course is much shorter than Trump and he’s smaller in that chair. So it appeared that Putin was trying to compensate by putting his arms akimbo on the sides of the chair,” she explained. Check out the video below.