Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in St. Louis for the second presidential debate. After the Trump family shook hands with Bill Clinton, the candidates entered the forum — but they noticeably did not shake hands.
No handshake as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walk onto the stage at second presidential debate in St Louis https://t.co/KWPt1FBUXr— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 10, 2016
Given the last 48 hours, it's not surprising that Clinton did not shake Trump's hand. Especially considering that just before the debate, Trump held a press conference with women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault — in essence, an attempt to justify his actions by pointing out someone else's. That's false equivalency. While it's unclear if the lack of gesture was intentional, the message was apparent.