After The New York Times reported Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey took steps to preempt being noticed by, and later hugging, President Donald Trump, a top aide to Hillary Clinton posted a video of the then-candidate practicing to thwart a hug from Trump at the first presidential debate.
Shared by Clinton aide Philippe Reines on Twitter, the video showed the candidate initially deflecting the hug with a handshake. Reines, who played the role of Trump in the Clinton campaign’s debate preparation, was undeterred and awkwardly continued to pursue it as the room roared with laughter.
Watch the moment below:
Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice…
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