According to body language expert Dr. Reneé Carr of The Problem Solver, President Joe Biden was being genuine last night. Dr. Carr exclusively told The List, “Throughout his speaking, Biden’s hands remained steady. This tells us that he was indeed in a peaceful place and calm. There was no overload of adrenaline in his body due to nervousness or anxiety. Otherwise, he would have had a shaky voice or shaky hands. He was calm in both body and voice. President Biden’s hands were folded and relaxed.”
She continued, “Many elected officials and speakers press their thumbs together to self-regulate their body movement and as a way to suppress emotional reactions. However, Biden’s hands and thumbs remained relaxed the whole time. This signified that the words Biden was speaking and the plans he was sharing were resolved in his mind and that he is and will remain unwavering in his decisions.”
Biden wasn’t completely home free, though. “There were a few times when Biden was slightly distracted. When someone yelled out after Biden said, ‘never resolve the free world,’ when there was another yell than booing after Biden mentioned the loss of military life, and whenever a person or multiple voices spoke at once,” Carr added. “This lets us know that, although President Biden was confident in communicating and strategizing his plans, he remains unsure of his support among members of Congress.”
However, Carr ultimately concluded, “Even still, his pausing was more reflective of him being in a state of readiness rather than a place of insecurity.” This is great news for Americans, who could use the optimism right now.