Rubio criticizes Trump's mid-speech water-sipping form

Marie Harrington
November 17, 2017

President Donald Trump's fumbling search for a water bottle stole the show from an extended defense of his trip to Asia that he delivered from the White House the day after he returned.

The moment has been compared to Senator Marco Rubio's awkward water bottle sip, which ironically Mr Trump mocked. When he came up empty-handed, Trump quipped, "They don't have water".

The White House has chosen not to respond to requests of social media users on Trump's water drinking. Marco Rubio during the 2016 primaries for wetting his whistle during his State of the Union response in 2013.

Reporters pointed out a bottle of Fiji water under the podium, which Mr Trump picked up and dramatically stared down the lens of the camera while opening the bottle.

Between spewing out hateful messages on Twitter, derogatory comments about women, immigrants and Democratic voters, it's no surprise Donald Trump is in need of some water once in a while to wet his whistle.

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"It's Rubio!" Trump declared as he held the bottle in the air. He kept staring forward while he opened the cap and lifted the bottle to take a sip.

Rubio, who ran against Trump for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, had some tongue-in-cheek advice for the President in return.

Retweeting video of the episode, Mr Rubio wrote on Twitter, "Similar, but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera".

CNN's analysis called it a "dry-mouthed victory lap", while NBC News' headline was, "Trump has awkward water bottle moment on TV".

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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