Trump, like most people, was probably exhausted and jet-lagged — and apparently very dehydrated. In the midst of relaying his discussions with Japan's prime minister about trade, the president dramatically paused for a sip of water.
And, after opening the Fiji bottle, Trump used both hands to hold and drink the water — twice.
Now, this wouldn't be that big of a deal, but people quickly remembered how Trump had repeatedly mocked Sen. Marco Rubio for drinking water during a 2013 national address.
This was Rubio's infamous water moment:
Trump had poked at him for chugging water, suggesting he drink from a glass instead of a bottle, which "would have much less negative impact" after he paused to quench his thirst during his address.
Several years later, Trump also pulled this gem during the presidential race. 😬
Rubio, now a veteran water-drinker, quickly chimed in Wednesday with his own critique and some tips, noting that while the president needed to work on his form, it wasn't bad for his first time.
Obviously, people were here for the irony.
And the pettiness.
And noted that Trump looked like he had some trouble drinking out of the water bottle.