'Not Bad for His First Time': Rubio Responds to Trump's Water Break During Live Press Conference
Sen. Marco Rubio wasted no time responding to President Trump's water grab during a televised press conference.
"Not bad for his 1st time," the Florida Republican quipped on Twitter.
Similar,but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. But not bad for his 1st time https://t.co/s49JtyRo3S
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 15, 2017
During his campaign Trump made fun of his fellow presidential candidate, whom he dubbed "Little Marco" for taking an awkward water break while criticizing President Obama on television.
At a press conference after his first official trip to Asia, the president abruptly ducked down under his lectern mid-speech to hunt for water for his dry mouth.
"They don't have water. That's okay," Trump said, smiling. Someone quickly pointed him to a bottle of Fiji water, and he paused the briefing to take a swig from it.
Twitter immediately blew up with jabs and jokes at the president, reminding users about the campaign moment.
Newsflash: Trump drinks Fijian water, not American water.
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 15, 2017
Trump made fun of Marco Rubio for needing water! BAHAHA pic.twitter.com/hkcNlC7tbT
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) November 15, 2017
Aaaaaaand Trump just did a Marco Rubio. With the water. In the middle of a speech.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) November 15, 2017
Trump needed 2 sips of water to get through this speech.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) November 15, 2017
The president declared his Asia visit a success, which included stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.