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Sun May 21, 2017, 10:36 AM

Trump appears to continuously.........

using his right hand in what appears to be the "A-ok" symbol. Well I learned the following.....

In Western culture the A-OK
sign is a positive gesture.
However in the Arab world, if the
gesture is shaken at another
person it symbolizes the sign of
the evil eye. An Arab may use
the sign in conjunction with
verbal curses.

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Reply Trump appears to continuously......... (Original post)
mrmpa May 2017 OP
Blanks May 2017 #1
ginnyinWI May 2017 #2
smirkymonkey May 2017 #11
MichMary May 2017 #3
avebury May 2017 #4
bigtree May 2017 #5
DesertRat May 2017 #6
mrmpa May 2017 #8
DesertRat May 2017 #9
Cooley Hurd May 2017 #7
lostnfound May 2017 #10

Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:39 AM

1. Perhaps it's the one promise he's keeping...

To his supporters. He's gonna make offensive gestures to the Saudis instead of banning all Muslims.

Close to the same thing.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

2. they'd better tape his hands with duct tape or something--

he doesn't seem to be able to give a speech without doing that.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:34 PM

11. Ugh, I wish they would. I find it incredibly annoying for some reason.

Is there any other world leader, now or in the past, who has made that gesture while speaking?

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

3. I think I also read somewhere

that it's a white power signal.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:42 AM

4. Now if "Trump gives the Arabs the evil eye throughout

his speech" can only be put out there.

We all know that his minions never do their homework.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:42 AM

5. coincidentally

...also known by some as a white supremacists gesture.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:43 AM

6. I'm watching him speak now

And he does seem to keep shaking that A-OK sign.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #6)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:44 AM

8. yep that's where I'm seeing it too....eom

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #8)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:54 AM

9. He also seems winded...

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:43 AM

7. There's a Wikipedia page on it:

 

OK (Gesture)

The hand gesture performed by connecting the thumb and index finger into a circle (the O), and holding the other fingers straight or relaxed in the air, is a commonly used form of nonverbal communication. In many parts of the world, it is synonymous with the word OK, denoting approval, agreement, or that all is well. In other contexts or cultures, this same gesture may have different meanings or connotations, including negative or offensive ones.
Unicode symbol U+1F44C ( 👌 ) represents this gesture.

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Negative connotation
While the gesture is not positive in some countries, in certain parts of middle and southern Europe (although not in Spain or Portugal) the gesture is considered offensive,[6] as in you are a zero or you are nothing.[not in citation given] The connotation of zero or worthless is known in France and Belgium, while in some Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Tunisia, and Greece, in the Middle East, as well as in Brazil and parts of Germany, and several South American countries, it may be interpreted as a vulgar expression: either an insult (you are an asshole), the slang for anus itself, or an offensive reference to homosexuality.

The gesture is also associated with the circle game, which can range from simple horseplay to deliberate bullying. Players attempt to trick other players into looking at the symbol held below their waist, which then allows them to punch that person.

In most continental European countries, when the sign is placed over the nose, with the nose protruding through the O made by the thumb and forefinger, it means drunk. The origins of this sign may stem from the hand gesture holding a bottle's head while drinking. As a bottle with alcoholic liquid is implied this refers to drinking or the state of being drunk.
In the Arab world, this sign represents the evil eye, and is used as a curse, sometimes in conjunction with verbal cursing.

In the view of some Occultists, it is the number 666, due to the circle and the three fingers behind it. The sign is associated with the Illuminati or Freemasonry by some conspiracy theorists, especially when shown in the media and used by mainstream entertainers.

In some areas both the positive "OK" and the negative forms are practiced, which can lead to confusion over which meaning is intended.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:28 PM

10. That was on page 2 of his country brief

So he didn't get that far.
Can't blame him really, if it was important they should have put it on the first two paragraphs surrounded by the words "Trump" and "Trump"

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