Watch Hillary Clinton Try to Avoid Hugging Trump Stand-In During Debate Prep

Trump's tendency to force hugs upon those he comes into contact with has recent come into the spotlight because of James Comey, the fired FBI Director who reportedly felt uncomfortable at meetings with the President and did not want to appear too close to him.

In fact, Comey was so desperate to avoid Trump during the event that he even reportedly tried to blend in with the White House curtains with the hope that Trump wouldn't see him.

After Clinton and "Trump" walk on stage, Reines stretches out his arms as if expecting his "opponent" to reciprocate.

On Friday, Reines tweeted a video of his "favorite moment from debate prep", showing Clinton practicing her technique by greeting a Trump stand-in before a debate.

Reines released the footage on Twitter.




The video was filmed on September 24, 2016 - eight days after the first Trump-Clinton debate and less than two weeks before the second debate, which took place on October 4. Trump then tried to pull him in for a hug.

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.

It's one of Trump's well-known maneuvers, seemingly meant to turn a handshake into a judo-inspired show of dominance. Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth.

Her debate prep partner opens his arms to her, but the former Secretary of State grabs his hand and attempts to run away before he grabs her. "If you look at the video, it's one person shaking hands and another hugging".

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.

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