Clinton debate prep included ‘Trump hug’ diversion tactic (VIDEO)
Former Clinton aide Philippe Reines posted footage on social media Friday of the former US secretary of state apparently practising for a debate with Trump. The clip shows Clinton in a room with two microphone podiums, with Reines appearing to mimic Trump’s wave and greeting.
At one point Clinton seems to try to ‘high-five’ Reines before running away from a strong embrace.
Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice...— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) May 19, 2017
A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16): pic.twitter.com/JAAHaqKFoa
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
Trump has garnered attention for his unorthodox greetings with world leaders, including a 19-second handshake with Japan’s Shinzo Abe and a strange almost-kiss with his own Vice President Mike Pence.
In January this year, Trump was also photographed holding hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during talks at the White House.