During the second presidential debate, the two US Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump refused to shake hands before it began. In an indication of just how vicious the contest is this year, the two presidential candidates didn't shake hands before the third debate. But this time, they didn't shake hands after the debate was over either.
Trump in this case adjusted papers on his podium while Clinton shook hands with the moderator Chris Wallace. She then walked off the stage while Trump came forward to shake Wallace's hand.
This is how it began
No handshake 👀 https://t.co/RS8sXCKecf— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 20, 2016
And the debate ended with no handshake either:
The third and final presidential debate concludes with no handshake between Clinton, Trump https://t.co/XtAlGeJ9OT— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 20, 2016
Aaaaand no handshake at the end for Clinton and Trump. She went to her row of guests and hugged Meg Whitman and Chelsea instead. #debate— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 20, 2016
Trump has already declared multiple times that the elections are rigged, a move that some have said is one of the worst things to do given it lowers the standard of political discourse.
Even on Thursday, Trump refused to acknowledge that he would accept the election verdict.
"I will tell you at the time, I will keep you in suspense," Trump said.
Expectedly there were plenty of reactions to how the debate ended:
No handshake at the end of the debate. This country is going into the shitter. #debate— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) October 20, 2016
No handshake at the end. It’s on. #debatenight— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) October 20, 2016
No handshake Trump and ClintonHandshake with best moderator #debatenight pic.twitter.com/uqZokjj4uG— FUAT BARAN (@yagizefe) October 20, 2016
Clinton shakes hands with Chris Wallace…but no handshake with Trump. pic.twitter.com/8GqLtyWPFm— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) October 20, 2016
Trump stayed on the stage so that his family had to go up to him. This after he after he avoided a handshake with Clinton. #debate Defeat— Susan SM (@SuShiMat) October 20, 2016
But who is the better handshake? Trump or Clinton? Only Chris Wallace knows that. Lol— Jeff Kahlden (@jkkahlden) October 20, 2016