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US presidential debate: This is what a nonverbal communication expert saw

During this debate Joe Biden reacted as the emotionally expressive politician he has been throughout his career

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in final presidential debate

Patrick Stewart | The Conversation
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on Oct. 22 for the final debate in the 2020 election and, like the first debate, it was unusual.
Covid-19 forced social distancing and largely took the studio audience, with their laughter, cheering and booing out of the equation.
What’s more, with norm-breaking interruptions and stealing of speaking time an inherent part of Donald Trump’s debate strategy, the contentious crosstalk between the two candidates and the moderator made long sections of the candidates’ first debate nearly impossible to hear or follow. The threat of having the microphone cut off

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First Published: Oct 24 2020 | 11:49 AM IST

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