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Hillary Clinton Practiced Fleeing Trump's Hug In Her Debate Prep

Hillary Clinton Practiced Fleeing Trump's Hug In Her Debate Prep

Reines purchased four podiums on Amazon, two for his home and two for the secret office the Clinton campaign lent him at the PerkinsCoie law firm in Washington, D.C. He searched eBay for a 2005 Donald J. Trump signature collection watch, which he purchased for $175. But he wanted to approximate his physicality so that Clinton would grow accustomed to Trump's looming presence when she saw Reines in her peripheral vision. Trump then tried to pull him in for a hug.

If you were a supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, chances are you don't want to spend a lot of time reliving it all.

"Going overboard was just to make a point, and have some fun", Reines said. "A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16)".

At the beginning of the the second presidential debate, held October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Clinton and Trump neither hugged nor shook hands. Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth.

Earlier today, we reported on the revelation that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and Donald Trump's awkward post-election bro-hug was a result of Comey's reticence toward being seen embracing the man he was thought to have helped elect.

Clinton resisted the hug with a swift maneuver, shaking pseudo-Trump's right hand and waving her fist before playfully taking off. Trump's stand-in proceeded to chase Clinton, making attempts at hugs and kisses while her aides can be heard laughing in the background.

The video backs that assertion up.

Hillary Clinton practiced avoiding a hug from Donald Trump before their September debate. Trump joked that Comey has "become more famous than me". This is someone who didn't think he should have been in that setting.


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