What’s a major political event these days without at least one glaringly awkward moment?
Those who watched the debate until the bitter end may have noticed a strange exchange – or lack thereof – between Donald Trump and moderator Lester Holt.
After the debate had finished Hillary Clinton made her way to Holt and shook his hand before working the crowd. When Holt moved to shake Donald Trump’s hand, well, it didn’t go as the moderator had planned.
When it was clear Trump was already engaging the crowd and not waiting in line for a handshake Holt awkwardly sat back down.
Wow… #Trump just played #lesterholt!! #debatenight pic.twitter.com/mh6As5jsJS
— George (@growejr) September 27, 2016
It was then that Holt got Trump’s attention who came over and shook his hand.
@realDonaldTrump doesn’t shake @LesterHoltNBC s hand. He doesn’t shake it until he’s told to. #PresidentialDebate #ImWithHer pic.twitter.com/5HibnEhDys
— Patrick Jags (@PatrickJags) September 27, 2016
Even thought the awkward moment could have been an oversight, there were plenty of people who suspected it was intentional.
,@growejr Excellent. @LesterHoltNBC deserved it. He aided/abetted Hillary’s character assassination of Trump. #MSM @realDonaldTrump
— Lady Penquin (@Lady_Penquin) September 27, 2016
@growejr @msbizz73 wow even pulled back arm and act like he was scratching neck
— bob sanders (@eatcrapskank) September 27, 2016
@PatrickJags @realDonaldTrump @LesterHoltNBC Holt didn’t earn any respect shouldn’t have given him any. No need to shake a shills hand.
— Tokaise (@Tokaise) September 27, 2016
Holt gave plenty of Trump supporters reason to believe Trump was upset with him.
Lester Holt train of thought right now:
Tax returns- ck
Birth Cert- ck
Emails? Health? Benghazi?
(Oops we ran out of time)
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) September 27, 2016
@growejr @YoungDems4Trump Thank you Lester for helping Hillary. You finally destroyed the Media’s last shred of credibility.
— Reaganite (@Reaganite8) September 27, 2016
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