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Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump don't shake hands

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not shake hands before the start of the second presidential debate on Sunday night.

The absence of a handshake exploded Twitter at the debate’s outset, with many political journalists and debate watchers commenting on the matter, including SNL cast member Leslie Jones.

While Clinton and Trump shook hands before the first debate last month, the second debate came just after Trump held a press conference with three women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Trump brought Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey to the debate, just two days after a 2005 video of the GOP nominee saying his fame allowed him to grab women “by the p—y.”

Check out the no-handshake opening below.

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