Trump established dominance over Kim with his body language, expert says
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Now that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have officially met, everyone is dissecting every second of the meeting to see who had the upper hand.
According to body language expert Chris Ulrich, Trump won that battle.
Many pundits have speculated that although Kim is a world leader, he has very immature personality traits.
Trump, on the other hand, has often been portrayed as very dominant and self-assured.
Anyone who has personally met Trump will attest the man exudes confidence in every setting.
All of those things were working for Trump and against Kim during this meeting
Trump took charge right out of the gate, with a confident walk, a firm hand shake, and an upper arm grab.
That upper arm grab, according to Ulrich, is how Trump took over the meeting and established himself at the alpha.
Trump also took the lead as they were leaving the platform by pointing Kim to the exit.
The president also patted him on the back, as if to say, “Move it.”
Ulrich stated that both moves by Trump were vital in establishing his dominance over Kim.
Overwhelmed by greatness
Almost immediately upon meeting the U.S. president, Kim had the look of a young boy meeting a star for the first time.
He was almost sheepish in his mannerisms, and constantly looked at Trump, appearing somewhat in awe of him.
That dominance served Trump well during the summit. In a matter of hours, he and Kim were able to knockout the framework to an agreement that will hopefully lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
That’s another victory for Trump in our books.