President Donald Trump has returned from his Homeric odyssey to Asia. After spending a few quality hours on Twitter, he delivered remarks to the press, in which he touted the trip as “the longest visit to the region by an American president in more than a quarter of a century.”
The president spoke of the visit in glowing terms, saying “America is back and the future has never looked better.”
The remarks carried on for so long, however, that Trump became thirsty, causing something of a scene when he couldn’t find water, crouching under the lectern to continue his search until reporters informed him that there was bottled water on the table beside him.
The moment, though quick, was plenty awkward, and folks on Twitter did not miss a beat, accusing the president of pulling a Marco Rubio.
Trump pulls a Marco Rubio & slurps down water during his speech. But it’s worse than Rubio. Trump holds the bottle with two hands like it’s a baby bottle. Fitting.#ImpeachTrump #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/5CPKzSSCKq
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 15, 2017
Shorter Trump: I’m wonderful, no water no water you’re the water, America first, I don’t know how to drink water, Fiji first pic.twitter.com/TYYQjHbFd4
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 15, 2017
It took only minutes for Rubio to respond, offering up a tongue-in-cheek assessment of the moment.
Also of note, Trump managed to dodge questions about the allegations against Roy Moore, when reporters tried to press him on the issue after he was finished touting his many accomplishments abroad.
Watch above, via CNN.
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