Body language of President Obama being interrupted

Expert examines the moment when a reporter heckled the President


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O'REILLY: "Body Language" segment tonight, three hot topics. We begin with President Obama being interrupted by Neil Monroe of the Daily Caller.




OBAMA: Excuse me, sir, it's not time for questions, sir.


OBAMA: Not while I'm speaking. And the answer to your question, sir -- and the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question -- is this is the right thing to do for the American people -- I didn't ask for an argument. I'm answering your question.

It is the right thing to do for the American people and here's why.


O'REILLY: OK, now this is personal to me, because I do the finger thing all the time as you know.


O'REILLY: I get the finger up a lot. And I get some mail and I get, "Get the finger down."


O'REILLY: What does the finger mean?

REIMAN: The finger is very aggressive. When you're doing it, what you're doing is you're being overly aggressive.

O'REILLY: Now, wait. Overly aggressive?

REIMAN: Yes. Because what you're doing is dominating that person.

O'REILLY: Well, maybe the person needs to be dominated.

REIMAN: You're right. There's a time and a place for everything. But this is not typical Obama.

O'REILLY: All right.

REIMAN: Normally he does the politician point.

O'REILLY: He does two things -- well, three things. He does the one finger. He does the five fingers.

REIMAN: That's the chop.

O'REILLY: Well, what does the chop mean?

REIMAN: The chop -- once he goes from the finger he tries to now change up. And he goes to a chop which is to be emphatic without being overly aggressive.

O'REILLY: OK, so he -- the one finger is overly aggressive.


O'REILLY: The chop is emphatic but not overly aggressive.

REIMAN: That's right.

O'REILLY: And the three fingers?

REIMAN: Three fingers now he's just making...

O'REILLY: Now he's confused.

REIMAN: Here's the interesting thing he does. At the end of this piece he changes hands and he starts pointing now.

O'REILLY: Well, one hand is tired.

REIMAN: Well, no. Actually, what he's trying to do is re-anchor the conversation and take it into a different direction.

O'REILLY: OK. So when you switch hands you're trying to get away from what you're doing to something else.

REIMAN: Anger in one hand and now I'm going to close out that discussion with the other hand.

O'REILLY: Whenever you have one finger, are you angry? Because I'm not angry sometimes. I'm just trying to make my point like this.

REIMAN: Right.

O'REILLY: And I don't think I'm overly aggressive, but I didn't think Attila was when he ran through the Eastern Europe. I thought he was kind of moderately aggressive.

REIMAN: Here's the difference, though.


REIMAN: It's not what you're feeling. It's how the recipient is feeling.

O'REILLY: OK. I didn't -- I don't really care how the recipient is feeling.

REIMAN: All right. Well...

O'REILLY: And there you go. All right, here's Obama and Putin.


OBAMA: Thank you very much, Mr. President. We, in fact, did have a candid, thoughtful, and thorough conversation on a whole range of bilateral and international issues.


O'REILLY: My question is, this Putin is sitting on a nail?

REIMAN: Yes, oh my goodness.

O'REILLY: He must be sitting on a nail. That is the worst body language I've ever seen.

REIMAN: Terrible. It was terrible. So he's sitting back. He's gripping onto his chair. He's not even oriented toward the president. Look at how his chin is tucked down.

O'REILLY: He hates him.

REIMAN: What's really great is Obama goes and pretends he's trying to...

O'REILLY: He doesn't -- right. He's not even acknowledging it?

REIMAN: He looks at his chest.

O'REILLY: I swear to God. You know what? Come back on me with the camera. You know what? With the one finger only aggressive. I would take five fingers and slap him if he slouched like that in my presence, Putin. And then we'd have nuclear war.

REIMAN: There was such a disconnect. And then if you looked at Obama he has his elbow out, trying to be territorial, like...

O'REILLY: No, he wanted to elbow him in the head but he didn't do it.

REIMAN: Wrong elbow. Yes. And then look how he looks away.

O'REILLY: I know. It's so disrespectful.

REIMAN: I have nothing to say.

O'REILLY: OK, Rielle Hunter, we don't like her, but we have to use this clip. Go.


CHRIS CUOMO, "20/20": What do you think the reaction is when the woman who's sleeping with the husband starts talking about the wife, who is now dead from cancer?

RIELLE HUNTER, MISTRESS OF JOHN EDWARDS: There are a lot of people that go, "Wow, I understand. I get it." And a lot of people would be outraged.

And I feel, for both my daughter and for all the kids involved, the full truth needs to be in the public domain. Their father is not a demon, and their mother is not a saint. And I'm not a home wrecker. We're real human beings, and there is a real dynamic that was going on, good and bad, and we all made mistakes.


O'REILLY: All right. I'm going to -- I'm going to step back here, because I just loathe her.

REIMAN: Three quick points. She starts off very small. Her shoulders are hunched. Her legs are crossed, and she has her hands in her lap. So you know that she's feeling slightly insecure.

When she says, "I feel for my daughter and for the kids involved," her voice inflection goes up, which tells me she's definitely feeling insecure.

And then the last piece is when she reaches out to Cuomo. And you'll see her hands go out like this. And that's her pleading to say "Please understand me. Side with me for a little bit."

O'REILLY: Tonya Reiman, everyone. Thank you, Tonya.

REIMAN: Thank you.

O'REILLY: I'm not going to put that -- when we come right back, Lou Dobbs on whether the economy will get better later this year, giving the president a boost.

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