During a televised press conference on Wednesday, President Trump stopped partway through his speech about his trip to Asia when he suddenly became thirsty.
As he bent down to look for some water, he reemerged saying "They don't have water, that's okay," before being handed a small bottle of Fiji water.
But things took an even more awkward turn when he unscrewed the cap, and with a two-handed grip, took a quick, jerky swig from the bottle.
The moment was widely shared on Twitter:
President Trump pauses during remarks on Asia trip to take a sip of water: "They don't have water, that's okay."… https://t.co/Ns5hxADCPi— ABC News (@ABC News)1510779174.0
Of course, many people remember in 2013 when Marco Rubio had to take a sip of water from a tiny bottle of water during his response to a State of the Union address. At the time, Trump sent out multiple tweets criticizing Rubio, including one that said: "Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle--would have much less negative impact."
In 2013, Trump tweeted at least 5 times about Rubio's water incident including that he should "drink his water from… https://t.co/Aj6pHhvTLM— Steve Kopack (@Steve Kopack)1510779359.0
He even made fun of the moment in front of enthusiastic crowds during his campaign:
Remember when Trump made fun of Marco Rubio for drinking water? No? It looked a lot like this. https://t.co/IYr2cpWk60— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1510784810.0
More than a tweet, there's also a video of Trump mocking Rubio's SOTU water moment. https://t.co/dkKyrOIUGO— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1510779431.0
Needless to say, people remembered. And they roasted Trump for it:
Pres. Trump stops for a sip of water, recalling infamous Marco Rubio State of the Union response. https://t.co/AtrIB27msT— Evan McMurry (@Evan McMurry)1510778742.0
Trump: Day 299 -Returns From 12 Day Asia Trip -Demands Praise From UCLA Players -Calls NYT "Weak & Ineffective" -Sz… https://t.co/uDc8FGI1lR— Alamo_on_the_rise (@Alamo_on_the_rise)1510799041.0
Trump even drinks his water like a baby. Many people are saying. #Waterghazi https://t.co/aKlcP45ATE— The NewsFlasher (@The NewsFlasher)1510819713.0
Perhaps the water bottle was just too big to hold with one hand:
Dear @realdonaldtrump, You having to use two hands to hold a water bottle makes a couple things clear. Marco Rubi… https://t.co/FC73svMQT5— Frederick Douglass (@Frederick Douglass)1510781562.0
Trump makes Senator Rubio look like a world champion water drinker compared to his clumsy display. Has the man neve… https://t.co/8ATkabCTUl— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1510783488.0
A scientific investigation into the size of Trump's hands based on this clip of him holding a tiny water bottle… https://t.co/GoTRgFUxcx— Newsweek (@Newsweek)1510793110.0
The late night shows got into the action as well.
Including Trevor Noah and The Daily Show:
BREAKING: New development in the Trump water scandal. #Waterghazi https://t.co/VXGj22g2nr— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1510789694.0
Stephen Colbert also tackled the moment during his opening monologue, saying: "Donald Trump is back in the U. S. of A., and he went on TV to brag about how great his Asia trip was. And it turns out it wasn't just attention he was thirsty for."
After show a clip of the incident, Colbert responded: "Wow. That is hard to watch. You know, after that I need a drink." He then proceeded to mock the moment before stopping himself and saying: "Alright, that's not fair. Okay? Everybody gets dry mouth. I can't stand here on national television and make fun of a politician just for drinking water. That is childish. And Trump already did it way better with Rubio."
TONIGHT: President Trump is back from his overseas trip and is celebrating Thirsty Thursday a little early… #LSSC https://t.co/mO2KB5LA76— The Late Show (@The Late Show)1510796404.0
So perhaps Trump just got a taste of his own karmic medicine.
And to drive that point home, even Marco Rubio got in on the public shaming:
Similar,but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. But no… https://t.co/tdy1kDVdLF— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio)1510779421.0
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