Trump, Rice hug it out
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SPOTTED: Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE giving National Security Adviser Susan Rice a huge and dramatic hug in the middle of the Washington Hilton ballroom during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday.

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The real estate mogul and potential 2016 presidential candidate was heard whispering in Rice’s ear, “Nothing’s easy in life,” as the unlikely pair flashed huge smiles on their faces and then posed for partygoers to snap some pics.

Rice and a companion were seen chuckling wildly after the embrace, quipping to one another, “What do you call that — molestation?” before cracking up some more in nearly delirious laughter.

When ITK asked Trump about the surprising squeeze with Rice, who in 2012 withdrew her bid to become President Obama’s secretary of State saying she wanted to help the White House avoid a nomination fight with Republicans, he replied, “She’s got the toughest job.”

“She’s a good woman,” Trump said of Rice, adding, “And nothing in life is easy, there’s no question about it.”

We also inquired with the “Celebrity Apprentice” personality, who attended the soiree as a guest of Fox News Channel, whether he was prepared for any zingers that could be shot his way during the Correspondents’ dinner. Trump was a frequent punchline for Obama during the 2011 dinner.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Trump said, before pointing to his prime place setting, front and center of the ballroom. “They certainly have me in the right location.”