Holt sloped back into his chair, addressing an itch that had materialized on his nape—the classic “I don’t know what to do with my hands because I was just snubbed of a handshake.” You know, like this:

Or this:

While the Vine cuts off at the moment of maximum comedic value, Trump did return to shake Holt’s hand a few seconds later:

The awkward exchange capped off a rough night for Trump. According to most polls, focus groups, and a consensus of media pundits, Clinton won the debate. Holt, meanwhile, did an admirable job as moderator, making several critical fact-checks in realtime. If only he could have planned for the handshake snafu.

Those lamenting the state of American politics can at least appreciate the universal humor of a handshake gone awry. It will now join “Says who?” in the 2016 US presidential election meme hall of fame, where we can cherish it for eternity.

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