You could cut the tension with a knife.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton refused to shake hands upon entering the stage for the second presidential debate Sunday night, bucking tradition amid an ongoing controversy over leaked audio in which Trump describes sexually assaulting women.
The lack of a handshake immediately reverberated around the debate hall and online.
— Celeste Katz Marston (@CelesteKatzNYC) October 10, 2016
THE NON-HANDSHAKE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) October 10, 2016
Wow! No handshake between Trump and Clinton.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 10, 2016
And this was, literally, only the beginning.