The Hillary Clinton campaign wants to change the pre-debate protocol in which the candidate's spouses shake hands, according to The New York Times.
The newspaper cites anonymous sources from the Democratic nominee's campaign who are close to the negotiations as saying they want to avoid any possible stunts by Republican Donald Trump to create an unwanted photo-op.
Trump attempted to have three women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct seated in his family's box at the second debate Oct. 9, creating an embarrassing situation when he had to face his accusers on live TV.
The Commission on Presidential Debates did not allow the women, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey, to sit in the Trump family section, and they instead sat farther away in the audience.
Trump has invited President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, to attend Wednesday's debate as his guest.
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