Coming into the Oct. 9, 2016, presidential debate — which happens in the wake of a tape showing Donald Trump bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” and his debate-night rape accuser press conference — the big question for the start of the debate is:
Will the participants, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, shake hands?
UPDATE (8:56 p.m.): Bill Clinton and Melania Trump shake hands. Awk-ward…
UPDATE II (9:05 p.m.): It’s a NO HANDSHAKE!!!
— WIRED (@WIRED) October 10, 2016
There is no handshake as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take the stage pic.twitter.com/fdhb5ZtjlR
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 10, 2016
AP alerted the no handshake!!!!
— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) October 10, 2016
No handshake! It's oooon. #PresidentialDebate
— Yuri Sardarov (@yursar) October 10, 2016
— RGP (@RepubGrlProbs) October 10, 2016
The no-handshake rumor was true. So the internet is good for something after all.
— Harper's Magazine (@Harpers) October 10, 2016
No handshake. Good idea HRC. Who knows where those hands have been? #debates
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) October 10, 2016
Lol. No handshake. This is gonna be hot fiyah.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 10, 2016
UPDATE III (10:40 p.m.): A closing handshake!!!
— David Lat (@DavidLat) October 10, 2016