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19 May 2017, 10:12 | Darnell Patrick
Reines tweeted a video of his "favorite moment from debate prep", featuring Hillary Clinton and a Trump stand-in.
Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice...
He attached a low-quality video of Clinton and him practicing introductions for the debate, where he walked up to her and tried to hug her while she jokingly ran away.
After the New York Times reported that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey tried to avoid being hugged by President Trump at an event in January, Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines, who played Trump during debate prep last fall, tweeted a video of Clinton trying to avoid his attempt at a Trump hug. The prep took place in Westchester County, New York, two days ahead of the first presidential debate. Laughter from her staff can be heard in the video.
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Comey's efforts failed when Trump finally noticed him and pulled him in for an uncomfortable embrace. But it didn't work - Trump called him out by name, leading to a greeting captured on camera.
Apparently, James Comey is not the only one who wanted to avoid any awkward hugs with Donald Trump.
New details emerged this week about President Trump using a hug as a power move meant to make the recipient of the squeeze appear more friendly with him than they actually are. "Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth", Wittes wrote.
One of those incidents was when Trump beckoned to Comey from across the room during a January meeting of law enforcement officials at the White House, calling him over while saying "Oh, and there's Jim".
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