WATCH: Clinton practices AVOIDING hug from Donald Trump for debate prep in hilarious clip

After reports surfaced that former FBI director James Comey deliberately circumvented the President’s embrace in January, Philippe Reines, a Democratic adviser on Mrs Clinton’s campaign, shared a video on Twitter of her doing the same.

Mr Reines plays the part of Mr Trump in the hilarious clip which ended in laughter from her campaign team.

In the video, Mrs Clinton reaches out for a handshake, Mr Reines proceeds to wrap his arms around her as she tries to scamper away and people in the room laugh.

In the tweet sharing the video, Mr Reines wrote: “Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice…”

Mrs Clinton shared the tweet later in the day, adding: “I burst out laughing when I saw this video this morning. Hope it brightens your day.”

The video came in response to reports quoting Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Mr Comey’s, who described the ex-FBI chief’s efforts to avoid a hug from Mr Trump during a White House reception.

Mr Wittes said: “Comey said that as he was walking across the room he was determined that there wasn’t going to be a hug.

“It was bad enough there was going to be a handshake. And Comey has long arms so Comey said he preemptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the President’s hand.

“But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn’t reciprocate. If you look at the video, it’s one person shaking hands and another hugging.”

The video comes amid a snowballing investigation into possible ties between the President’s election campaign and Russian government officials.

Mr Trump has repeatedly denied allegations his campaign colluded with Russia, claiming it is “fake news”.

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