Bernie Sanders tried to shake Elizabeth Warren's hand after the debate. She brushed him off.

Kathryn Krawczyk

So Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) didn't get into a public fight on the Democratic debate stage. But whatever transpired afterward sure didn't look friendly.

The two progressives' friendship has encountered a rough patch as Warren maintains Sanders told her in a 2018 meeting that a woman couldn't beat President Trump while Sanders denies it. Sanders denied the report again during Tuesday night's Democratic primary debate, and Warren said she wasn't going to pick a fight with Sanders over it.

Yet after the debate, things didn't exactly seem resolved between the two candidates. During the perfunctory hand-shaking that happens after every debate, Sanders extended his hand to Warren, but she didn't accept it. Instead, what looked like a tense exchange ensued before Tom Steyer successfully inserted himself into the situation.

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