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Body language expert: Obama in personal crisis mode over website glitches

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

President Barack Obama’s glitch-ridden Obamacare website rollout has plunged him into a personal anxiety never before seen during his presidency, a professional body-language expert told The Daily Caller.

“Basically, we’re seeing an Obama that we’ve never seen before,” body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass told TheDC. “Body language-wise, he looks tentative. He looks down. We see an embarrassed Obama.”

Glass recognized signs of great distress in the president’s posture and lower jaw in his recent speech acknowledging Obamacare website failures and in other recent public appearances.

“He’s not as confident as he once was. It’s really taking its toll on him. He swallows more when he speaks. He has much more tension in his lower jaw. His posture is more slouched over… This whole situation has affected him,” Glass said. “The tension around the jaw is very prevalent, more than it was before. That signifies a lot of anger and a lot of tension and anxiety.”

“You see the puffiness around his eyes. He’s losing a lot of sleep over this for sure,” Glass said. “What is so unusual body language-wise is that we’ve never seen him in this state. We really see how this has had an effect on him.”

Glass noted that Obama offended body language experts, and the entire study of body language, in a recent speech.

“I know the press likes to focus on body language, and he’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom,” Obama said in August, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin. ”But the truth is, is that when we’re in conversations together, oftentimes it’s very productive.”

“Even though Obama talked about body language and said in one speech, ‘don’t look at body language,’ the body doesn’t lie,” Glass said. “People pick things up. When we decipher it and we analyze it, it’s quite relevant because we’re seeing it in action right away.”

“It’s really forced a changed in his demeanor,” she added. “You can physically see a difference in him and this is probably the most tense we’ve ever seen him.”

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