(For those few posters who may have somehow not heard of this, RBF = resting bitch face and describes a tendency for a person of either gender to look like they are scowling or displeased when in fact their emotional state is neutral).
First, let me say this is NOT a political thread. There are plenty of conservatives/people whose political views I can’t stand who don’t have RBF - nominee Neil Gorsuch seems to be one. And there are plenty of people I like a lot who do have it. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have it, based on the number of times when I’ve been totally relaxed and have been asked what I’m upset about.
I recognize that my biases may be influencing how I see pictures of Trump. And possibly outlets like CNN where I get a lot of my news tend to choose still photos of Trump that show him at his worst. (He looks so much less scary when he smiles, yet I rarely see photos of him with a genuine grin on his face.)
So what do you all think? Does Trump suffer from RBF?
I’d like to note that in most of the photos linked in the OP, his face isn’t actually “resting” - he’s smirking, or scowling, or pouting. In fact I’ve rarely seen his face relaxed, he’s often jutting his jaw forward or otherwise making unpleasant facial expressions. I also can’t recall seeing him with a genuine smile, the closest he gets is a smirk.
I keep forgetting that I installed that app that changes pictures of Trump to kittens :smack: I do believe his ugly mug is sufficiently burned into my brain enough to say that what he has is just that; an ugly mug. This is not a handsome man. Add to that his nasty personality, his complete lack of photogeneity and the media’s tendency to use the most unflattering shots (not that they have much to choose from).