Hillary Clinton's former senior advisor Philippe Reines on Friday tweeted out a video of the former first lady practicing how to avoid hugging President Donald Trump during debate prep in late September, 2016.
Reines tweeted a video of his "favorite moment from debate prep," featuring Hillary Clinton and a Trump stand-in. Clinton was practicing her technique of greeting her opponent before a debate.
"Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice," Reines tweeted.
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
Soft applause can be heard in the background as Clinton makes her way towards the Trump stand-in, waving to the nonexistent crowd. The fake Trump approached Clinton with his arms wide open, inviting a hug from the former secretary of state.
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.
Nick Merrill, a 2016 campaign spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said he thought the video was "hysterical."
This is hysterical. https://t.co/nNw7IzgPJi
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) May 19, 2017