Donald Trump's hand gestures: a guide (VIDEO).

The Essential Video Guide to Donald Trump’s Hand Gestures

The Essential Video Guide to Donald Trump’s Hand Gestures

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Oct. 28 2015 6:51 PM

A Guide to Donald Trump’s Hand Gestures

The hand explosion, the vertical chop, and more essential signals you need to know.

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A Donald Trump speech is an experience both auditory and visual. Beyond the shouting, there’s the pointing and chopping. Beyond the pointing and chopping, there’s the pantomime. Like Marcel Marceau, there he is, turning imaginary TVs on and off, beckoning admirers and shooing away rivals, throwing up piles of imaginary throw-up. Our video guide above walks you through some of the gestures we’re likely to see Trump use in tonight’s Republican debate. And if we’re lucky, he may even get trapped in a box.

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Aymann Ismail is a Slate video producer/editor.