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Video: Hillary Clinton tries to avoid hug from stand-in Donald Trump

Well played, Philippe Reines‏.

Well played, Philippe Reines‏.

A day after the New York Times reported former FBI director James Comey tried to avoid a hug from President Donald Trump back in January, Hillary Clinton aide Reines jumped at the chance to tweet a topical video of him and Clinton from last fall.

The video was shot on Sept. 24, 2016, while Clinton was prepping for a presidential debate. The video shows her walking onto the "stage" and trying her best to avoid hugging Reines, who was standing in as Trump for the practice session.

"Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice," Reines tweeted.

Here's the video:

And Clinton got a kick out of Reines timely tweet.

"I think everyone can understand why she was not eager to find herself in his embrace," Clinton's campaign communications chief Jennifer Palmieri, told CNBC on Friday.

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