Body Language Expert Reveals What Obama and Trump Really Think

Last week, on the heels of Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, President Obama welcomed the businessman into the White House to discuss their transition of power. Though both claimed the 90-minute meeting went well and offered hopeful words about working together, not everyone is convinced.

For example, expert Patti Wood, the “Babe Ruth of body language,” claims that President Obama and Donald Trump’s posture, gestures, and expressions told a different story. Just what did she see? Well, nothing good…

Though they spoke highly of their meeting, body language expert Patti Wood claims that the President and president-elect’s “chemistry” together wasn’t as strong as Donald Trump suggested.


Patti says that President Obama’s body language suggested he was “extremely fatigued, resigned and not hopeful.” Conversely, she described Donald Trump as being “tentative” and “fearful.”


“If you look at the seating position—their lower legs, they are both in the male, alpha position saying, ‘I am a man.’”


Both men have said their meetings went well and hope to work together for a smooth transition, but if Patti’s read is correct, they might not be telling the whole story!

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

It’s not terribly surprising that these would be what Patti sees in these photos. Still, body language isn’t always a perfect tell… let’s hope not anyway!

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