Longtime Clinton Aide Shares Video Of Debate Prep For 'Unwanted Trump Hug'

Watch Hillary Clinton practice how to duck a Donald Trump hug in debate prep

Trump allegedly asked former FBI director James Comey to stop an investigation into links between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation, according to a New York Times story based on reports of a memo written by Comey. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate.

Trump is known to make physical contact with those on stage with him during political events, and the Clinton campaign apparently had that in mind ahead of the 2016 presidential debates. In the video, Clinton can be seen dodging an attempt at a hug from "Trump".

Clinton responded with a tweet of her own later in the day: "I burst out laughing when I saw this video this morning".

Reines' tweet appears to be a response to the Times' Comey story.

Such interference wouldn't have happened in George W. Bush's White House, Michael B. Mukasey, who served as attorney general under Bush and also as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, said at a panel discussion.

And the comparisons to Comey's non-hug with Trump in the Oval Office ring true, too. And Comey has long arms so Comey said he pre-emptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president's hand.

"Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice", Philippe Reines posted Friday alongside a video where Clinton confronted a fake Trump. He continues to try to hug her and she walks toward the debate podium.

President Trump shook hands with FBI Director James B. Comey during a law enforcement reception at the White House on January 22.

In debate prep footage recorded in September, Reines played the role of Trump as the handsy creep going in for the hug when the two candidates traditionally would shake hands.

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