Clinton practices avoiding Trump hug at debates


Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate in


After The New York Times
 Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey
took steps to preempt being noticed by President Donald Trump —
who later hugged him — a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the 2016
Democratic presidential nominee, posted a video of her practicing
thwarting a hug from Trump at the first presidential debate.

The video, shared by Philippe Reines on Twitter, shows 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:

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