It Only Gets Worse From Here For Steve Mnuchin…

Say what you will about Steve Mnuchin (and lord knows there's a lot you can say), but he is easily the most credible top official in the Trump administration. Of course that's not saying a whole lot, considering that when it comes to Trump officials, the  "credible" continuum looks something like this: As far as anyone knows, Steve is none of those things in any real sense, which means that although he would most assuredly be "left of red" were this a typical administration where the poin

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5 thoughts on “It Only Gets Worse From Here For Steve Mnuchin…

  1. Professional poker player for 5 years here: the clip where you say “Steve is probably lying”…

    Watching the clip looking explicitly for tells I noticed 2 very distinct things.

    1) Steve almost never blinks. Ever. Like way less than normal. High blink rate is a lying/bluffing tell, but a below-normal blink rate is a trait very common to those who enjoy the gift of psychopathy. It was famously pointed out that Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos fame hardly ever blinks. Very high hit rate on that tell.

    2) While Steve is talking, his head is “shaking no” from left to right, but ONLY in the stretch where you think he’s “probably lying”. This is exactly what you think it is–a subconscious desire to distance himself from the very words coming out of his mouth. The words coming out of his mouth are all about how he “respects the president.” Notice when he says he supports the independence of the FED and that he chose the right person, he’s shaking his head yes.

    Unrelated, if you were wondering, yes, Jussie Smollett is lying.

  2. The “credible” continuum as rubric to measure the perfidy of the cabal of slimy political floaters, in the cesspool that is WH squatter and grifter Orangehole’s administration, is quite brilliantly done – quite.

    1. MC, no need for that.
      If his lips are moving, he’s lying – he has no “tell” as he lacks the sophistication associated with that.

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