Philippe Reines, a longtime operative for Hillary Clinton, seems to have seen the news about how the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director felt put-off during his meetings with the president before he was sacked.
Philippe Reins, a political consultant who once served as a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state, has posted a video showing how Clinton worked to avoid unwanted Trump hugs during her debate preparations.
Reines insists it is Clinton in the somewhat blurry video. But, hey, at least they had a moment of fun before a devastating loss. As he revealed in a tweet on Friday afternoon, that included what to do if Trump tried to give her one of his awkward, jerking, half-handshake hugs. The prep took place in Westchester County, New York, two days ahead of the first presidential debate.
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. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate.
So don't worry, Comey, you weren't the only one who went to great lengths to avoid Trump's admiration.
Comey said he "pre-emptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president's hand".
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.
In fact, during Trump's campaign he stated, "If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your (Hillary Clinton) situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception".