Her body language at the State of the Union.
Sometimes Pelosi makes a powerful statement without saying a single word. At Trump’s
State of the Union address in February, her condescending claps and the fact that she was reading when Trump spoke said everything we need to know about her feelings toward him.
Body language expert Patti Wood, author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma, called the reading “an obvious, clear, and sustained nonverbal message of disbelief and disregard for the president.”
“Reading notes is a tactic that I actually have coached speakers to do to hold in their nervousness and show their disinterest during debates, because it’s one of the only oddly politically correct ways of showing disrespect and disagreement,” she told Refinery29.