Clinton aide tweets joke video of her avoiding hug during debate prep
- Author: Phil Peters May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 0:53
Soft applause can be heard in the background as Clinton makes her way towards the Trump stand-in, waving to the nonexistent crowd. Trump then tried to pull him in for a hug. The room bursts out laughing as Clinton awkwardly struggles to avoid the embrace.
Such interference wouldn't have happened in George W. Bush's White House, Michael B. Mukasey, who served as attorney general under Bush and also as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, said at a panel discussion.
Comey was also unsettled by Trump's attempts to establish a personal relationship with him and feared their interactions might jeopardize the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to associates who spoke to the New York Times. Clinton was practicing her technique of greeting her opponent before a debate. "But we thought it was very likely he'd try to use his height and size to present an image that you wouldn't see between, say, President Obama and Governor Romney. A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16)".
So don't worry, Comey, you weren't the only one who went to great lengths to avoid Trump's admiration. "Bad enough that he was there; bad enough that there would be a handshake; he emphatically did not want any show of warmth", Wittes wrote.
Her debate prep partner opens his arms to her, but the former Secretary of State grabs his hand and attempts to run away before he grabs her.
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Former FBI Director James Comey wasn't the only one eager to avoid an embrace from President Donald Trump.
The video backs that assertion up.
Just two days after Trump entered office, he gave Comey a special shout out during a ceremony at the White House to honor law enforcement officials who provided security at his inauguration. "He's become more famous than me!"
And, yes, even though that video is super blurry and apparently taken on a 10-year-old Blackberry, Reines confirmed on Twitter that is, indeed, Hillary Clinton. "This wasn't a 7 year old unable to escape the clutches of his insane great aunt squeezing his punim. So not being in that setting would have been a good start".