Mr. Trump’s body language and hand jives are most disconcerting. When I see him on the evening news with his hands waving like batons I keep thinking he’ll pull a rabbit out of his jacket. His hands may be small, 7.25 (compared to the average man’s hand size of 7.44), but those flapping arms keep us entertained.
What is the gesture Trump makes when his palms are facing out toward us and his index fingers form half-circles and then he pinches his index fingers and thumbs together?
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There are several theories about Mr. Trump’s body language and hand jives. Supposedly, the formation of the index fingers to the thumbs represent 666, meaning “number of beast,” otherwise in the New Testament of the bible known as the devil.
There is a conspiracy theorist called David Vose who claims Mr. Trump uses his hand signs as an “open acknowledgement of his secret society affiliation with the Illuminati.” (The Illuminati allegedly rules all the countries in the world from behind the scenes under the umbrella of the NWO — New World Order.)
Vose explains on YouTube, that the gesture says, “You care about our future, under the American constitution, our liberty and our rights, as free citizens of the world.”
It is the same gesture, however, that Mr. Trump made while mocking a disabled newspaper reporter, which the press described as the “air pinch with thumb and forefinger,” signifying precision and control.
When he then exploded this gesture into an open hand with fingers spread, and then added a hand chop, it sent an effective signal that he was ready to act on a certainty. Mr. Trump also used the baton up-and-down beat of the hands to emphasize content he deems significant.
Yes, I agree that Mr. Trump’s hand gestures are disconcerting. It may be that he doesn’t want you to think about what he is saying.
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