Watch Hillary Clinton Practice Ducking 'Unwanted Trump Hug' During Debate Prep

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A video posted on May 19 by a Democratic strategist, Philippe Reines, shows then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton practicing for a debate with President Trump, in which Clinton attempts to avoid a hug.

Apparently, James Comey is not the only one who wanted to avoid any awkward hugs with Donald Trump.

Clinton thought the video was hilarious and replied to the tweet by saying that it made her laugh.

In debate prep footage recorded in September, Reines played the role of Trump as the handsy creep going in for the hug when the two candidates traditionally would shake hands.

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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".

You may want to keep your enemies close, but Hillary Clinton practiced to make sure she kept her distance from Donald Trump at last year's debates.

Perhaps Clinton should teach a master class.

The fake Trump approached Clinton with his arms wide open, inviting a hug from the former secretary of state. Thus Comey uses his larger vantage point to maintain a handshake even as Trump moves in to create a hug. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate. It was bad enough there was going to be a handshake. "And Comey has long arms so Comey said he preemptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president's hand". You can see her in the video below as she walks onto a mock stage, set with lecterns just like a real presidential debate, and strolls out to greet her mock opponent, waving to the imaginary audience. According to ABC, earlier this week, the President tried to give James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired last week some love, and Comey was having none of it.

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