This Friday, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton posted a video from the 2016 campaign that took place during a debate prep session, where he stood in as then-candidate Donald Trump and jokingly tried to force a hug on the former Democratic presidential candidate.
Phillippe Reines posted the video to Twitter with the caption, “Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice…”
The video was shot on September 24, 2016.
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
Clinton herself shared the video after it showed up in her newsfeed:
I burst out laughing when I saw this video this morning. Hope it brightens your day. https://t.co/CEcdoaQUuC
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 19, 2017
Sure enough, at the outset of 2016’s second presidential debate, there wasn’t even a handshake:
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