Reines' video was released one day after Brookings Institution fellow Bejamin Wittes, a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, told a reporter Comey was "disgusted" by Trump's attempt to hug him at a White House event in January.
After Clinton and "Trump" walk on stage, Reines stretches out his arms as if expecting his "opponent" to reciprocate.
A video surfaced on Friday morning showing the former Democratic presidential nominee jokingly running away from a Trump stand-in during mock debates last fall.
Well, now, thanks to some great behind-the-scenes video, we know that was also on the minds of the Clinton campaign.
Reines' tweet appears to be a response to the Times' Comey story.
This is just more baseless finger pointing at Clinton and Obama by Trump, perhaps in order to again divert some media attention.
That's certainly true in Clinton's case, who struggled with low popularity ratings, and was frequently criticized for the tightly controlled nature of her political persona. Wittes related two instances he said Comey described to him when Trump attempted "personally to compromise him or implicate him with either shows of closeness or actual chumminess with the President".
When Reines goes in for the hug, Clinton reacts with what one might consider an appropriate amount of revulsion, slapping Reines on the hand and trying to dart past him.
In the video, she is seen avoiding his hug by reaching out and shaking his hand.
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".