Hillary Clinton had to practice dodging hugs during her campaign, and even she’s laughing at the video
Many online and print publications lambasted Hillary Clinton during this last election. They attacked her personality, calling her cold and robotic. The Onion even released a parody column, written from Clinton’s point of view, called “I Am Fun.” And we get it, her style definitely didn’t jive with everybody.
However, a new video might make even the biggest Clinton-haters reconsider their POV on the former Secretary of State, at least about her supposed lack of humor.
How could she not have a sense of humor when she releases a video as hilarious as this on her own Twitter account?
To give you a little more context, Philippe Reines, the man in the video, was a former aide to Hillary Clinton. He was given the task of standing in for Donald Trump during Clinton’s debate prep sessions. They are seen practicing how to evade a Trump-hug.
Hillary later RT’d the video, saying:
"I burst out laughing when I saw this video this morning. Hope it brightens your day."
This practice isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. According to an article in Elle, former FBI director James Comey once evaded a Trump hug during a public meeting. He felt it was inappropriate to show such close ties between the FBI and the president whose campaign ties to Russian were currently under investigation.
So, what is Hillary Clinton up to post-election?
Even though she’s maintained a relatively low profile since the election, she recently announced the launch of Onward Together. It’s a nonprofit which garners grass-roots opposition to President Trump’s policies.
We know with Hillary Clinton at the helm there will be good change moving forward. Hillary, you never cease to amaze us. We love that your Twitter profile tells us exactly who you are and all that you’ve accomplished so far:
Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate.
But you should add, “expert hug evader!”
You sure inspire the heck out of us!