Tiffany Trump's Body Language With Donald Over The Years Shows How Close They've Been
President Donald Trump is known to value his family over everything else. But with a family as large as his, naturally there are some members that he spends more time with than others. In terms of his children, it's likely that he spends most of his time with Ivanka, who is currently serving as a White House adviser to her father. With her job title, naturally they're around each other a lot. But what about Trump's youngest daughter, Tiffany? Where does her relationship with the president stand? While I don't know the exact answer to that, Tiffany Trump's body language with Donald Trump over the years might hold some hints
When your dad is a celebrity, your father-daughter relationship isn't exactly what I'd call a "normal" one. Tiffany's relationship with her dad is anything but ordinary, and since he's become president the nature of their relationship might have shifted. Any parent's relationship with their child evolves as they grow older, but this is a special case, seeing as they are both in the public eye. In an effort to try and understand their bond, Elite Daily spoke to body language expert and CEO of Truthblazers Blanca Cobb, to try and decipher how Tiffany's relationship with her dad has changed since she was a kid.
Donald Was Attentive To Little Tiff
In an Instagram that Tiffany posted in June 2016 for her dad's birthday, Donald is showing the markers of a good dad, according to Cobb.
She explains that Trump is looking toward his daughter, who looks to be about three years old, which signals that he is looking to care for her. "When a parent is attentive to their child, they’ll look at them, which is exactly what Trump did in these photos," says Cobb. "Trump held Tiffany close to him and he checked on her."
That's pretty adorable! Add in the teddy bear in Tiffany's lap, and it looks like a picture-perfect family photo.
Trump's Dad Is Clearly Interested In His Little Girl
A slightly older Tiff still got the same attention from dad. In this photo, which is probably from about 1997 or so given the 1993-born Tiffany's age, Tiffany also wished her dad a happy birthday in 2015 via Instagram with a different childhood photo of the two of them, but one that displayed similar body language. Tiffany wrote, "Happy Birthday dad!🎉I'm so grateful to have such an intelligent, hard working, and hilarious person like you in my life!" adding emojis and tagging her father's Instagram handle.
"Again, Trump’s showed that he’s an attentive dad by leaning towards Tiffany as well as looking at her," Cobb explains, "Exactly what you’d expect from a father."
Trump And Her Dad Share A Warm Embrace
Even as she got older, the love was still there. In this next photo that Tiffany posted for Father's Day in 2015, Tiff and her dad share a loving embrace, which Cobb says shows that their father-daughter relationship is tended-to and loving. "You lean towards someone you like or in this case, love. Tiffany leans in to get closer to her dad to give him a kiss. It appears that Trump grasped Tiffany’s hand. A tender moment between father and daughter," says Cobb.
Tiffany's Dad Is Present, But Seems Distant
But the relationship between adult Tiff and her dad is a little more formal. This graduation Instagram that Trump posted from 2016 is where things seemingly shift. "Although Trump and Tiffany are all smiles, it’s interesting that his arm closest to her is resting by his side instead of wrapped around her back, which is what you typically see when people pose for photos," explains Cobb.
But she also noted that the president's other arm isn't wrapped around eldest daughter Ivanka Trump either, so this observation could mean nothing.
Tiffany Cares About Her Father, And Is Connected To Her Sister Ivanka
In this image that was taken during the 2016 presidential campaign, Tiffany is pictured leaning in toward her dad's direction. Cobb says she doesn't see much in this photo that's related to the father-daughter relationship, but that Tiffany might be feeling a little out of place based on her posture. "Tiffany is ever so slightly angled towards her dad and her hands are clasped low in front of her body. Typically, when you’re showing closed body language you’re feeling a bit uncomfortable," says Cobb.
Even though there's not much to it, Cobb did notice something about Tiffany's relationship with Ivanka based on the photo. "Tiffany and Ivanka are both showing the same gesture (hands clasped in front of their bodies). These sisters are demonstrating that they’re in sync," Cobb explains.
Even if Tiffany's relationship with her dad is questionable here, at least it's clear that she and her sister Ivanka share a close connection.
Tiffany Distances Herself, But Still Feels Relaxed
In this last image from Easter in April 2018, Trump and her father, along with stepmother and first lady Melania, were photographed on their way to a church service to celebrate the holiday. Even though Tiffany appears to be a little distant from Trump, Cobb explains that she's still relaxed and present with her dad.
"Her body is angled towards him, which suggests that she’s taken an interest in the conversation," Cobb says. "She looks relaxed as she’s standing near her dad. Notice the natural curvature of her fingers. Typically, when someone is feeling stressed they might tight their fingers or hands."
This analysis is based just off pictures, so the true nature of how Tiff's relationship with her dad might have changed is just speculation. If my dad were president, I'd expect his relationship to change not just with me, but with everyone close to him — so there's that. Hey, at least they always have the annual Turkey Pardon for some fun.