Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice...— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) May 19, 2017
A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16): pic.twitter.com/JAAHaqKFoa
A newly released video shows part of Hillary Clinton’s debate prep included how to avoid hugs from Trump, Raw Story reports.
The video comes on the heels of new reports say former FBI Director James Comey tried and failed to avoid a Trump hug at a post-election reception. Comey reportedly tried to camouflage with the White House curtains and stood as far away from Trump as possible before being called over for an awkward handshake/hug hybrid. Trump has repeatedly used hugs and handshakes to try and dominate those who come around him.
Philippe Reins, a political consultant who advised Hillary Clinton shared a video of her attempts to avoid a Trump hug during debate prep.
The video shows Clinton and a Trump stand-in approaching each other for a greeting on the debate stage. When the fake Trump goes for a hug, she only offers her hand.
“Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug,” Reines comments on Twitter. “Sometimes it even takes practice.”
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