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Longtime Clinton Aide Shares Video Of Debate Prep For 'Unwanted Trump Hug'

Longtime Clinton Aide Shares Video Of Debate Prep For 'Unwanted Trump Hug'

Comey, who Wittes said "stood in the back, right in front of the drapes, hoping Trump wouldn't notice him camouflaged against the wall", went to shake Trump's hand.

Clinton and the aide portraying Trump walk to the middle of the mock-stage, and Clinton extends her hand. As Mashable reports, the behind-the-scenes footage was shared by Clinton's friend Philippe Reines, who also happens to be the one playing Trump in the hilarious video. As he revealed in a tweet on Friday afternoon, that included what to do if Trump tried to give her one of his awkward, jerking, half-handshake hugs.

'Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice, ' Reines wrote in the tweet's caption.

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.




In that article, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's friend Benjamin Wittes relayed, "Comey said that as he was walking across the room he was determined that there wasn't going to be a hug".

So if Trump really feels as though Clinton and Obama were breaking the law, why hasn't he asked Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate those matters?

CORRECTION: This story was updated to reflect that the handshake between Trump and Comey occurred in the Blue Room of the White House.

A 2016 debate-prep video has surfaced showing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton jokingly practicing how to avoid hugs from then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. "He's become more famous than me!"


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