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Debate prep video shows Hillary Clinton running away from a Trump hug

Debate prep video shows Hillary Clinton running away from a Trump hug”

Philippe Reines, a longtime operative for Hillary Clinton, seems to have seen the news about how the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director felt put-off during his meetings with the president before he was sacked.

"Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice", Reines tweeted.

Reines was Trump's stand-in while Clinton was preparing for the confrontations ahead.

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Reines, a controversial Clinton insider, is known for, among other things, instructing a journalist at The Atlantic to describe a Clinton speech as "muscular" (which he then did), and a colorful email exchange with then-Gawker reporter J.K. Trotter about Clinton staffers' use of private email accounts. But, hey, at least they had a moment of fun before a devastating loss.

Did the Clinton campaign actually think Trump might go for a hug?

The video, filmed on September 24, 2016, just two days before the first presidential debate, shows Clinton practicing for her meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump, facing off against a staffer standing in for her opponent. But instead of going for a handshake, the man portraying Trump opens his arms wide, inviting a hug. "A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16)".

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Comey was also unsettled by Trump's attempts to establish a personal relationship with him and feared their interactions might jeopardize the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to associates who spoke to the New York Times.

At one point during the White House event, Wittes said, Comey stood in a position so that his blue blazer would blend in with the Blue Room's blue drapes in an effort for Trump to not notice him.

Most Americans would rather choose being deported over getting a hug from Donald Trump. Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth.

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In the video, she is seen avoiding his hug by reaching out and shaking his hand. Trump joked that Comey has "become more famous than me".



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