An ex adviser to Hillary Clinton got broadly known with the excessively-shared story dedicated to President Trump and ex FBI Director James Comey.
He achieved that by posting a video of Clinton rehearsing an escape from the president’s hugs just before the beginning of a debate.
Philippe Reines, who portrayed Trump during mock presidential debates, shared a video from September 2016 to his Twitter feed on Friday.
Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice…
A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16): pic.twitter.com/JAAHaqKFoa
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) May 19, 2017
The video portrays Clinton and Reines — as Trump — getting on stage, acknowledging the crowd and leaning in for a handshake. However, as Clinton gets to Reines, he tries to give his Democratic opponent a hug.
“Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice,” Reines stated.
The ex Clinton adviser was hinting Comey’s own experience with Trump previously this year. At the time of an Inauguration Day event honoring law enforcement, the FBI director tried to go unnoticed into the blue drapes in the meeting room and to escape Trump’s focus.
However, the president spotted Comey near the end of the event and spoke to him.
“Trump grabs his hand and attempts an embrace,” Benjamin Wittes, Comey’s friend and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, wrote of the experience. “The embrace, however, is entirely one sided.”
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