[Ads-l] (On topic?) Donald's gesture while introducing Melania

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 21 17:36:50 EDT 2016


FWIW, Trump made the same "dig this" pointing gesture at Mike Pence last
night, right after his bizarre air kiss.

http://time.com/4417439/donald-trump-mike-pence-kiss/

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 5:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I am neither a politician nor a gesturologist. However, I have watched
> lots of TV.
>
> To me, Trump's gesture suggests (without being blatantly obvious) the
> words, "Dig this chick. Wild, hanh?"
>
> I saw a still of him pointing at her in this way with his thumb cocked
> in the familiar "six-gun" gesture. I take this to mean, perhaps
> unconsciously, "And on top of that, I have a gun. Draw your own
> conclusion, you weak, politically correct loser!"
>
> Seriously, how many of us habitually point with our thumbs cocked in
> this way?  I can't say I've ever noticed it anywhere.
>
> Just my reading of it.
>
> JL
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> > While introducing his wife Melania to the GOP convention last night, at
> a time when (I believe) the audience was applauding her, Donald seemed to
> try to encourage their approval by pointing at her, repeatedly jabbing his
> right index finger, leftward across his body, towards her midsection.
> >
> > How do you-all interpret that gesture?
> >
> > Joel
> >
> >
>

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