Thirsty Trump interrupts speech for sips of Fiji water
The president paused his remarks twice Wednesday to take a drink.
By ABC News
November 15, 2017, 9:10 PM
• 3 min read
-- President Donald Trump took a swig from Marco Rubio’s playbook Wednesday, pausing twice during a speech promoting his administration's foreign policy achievements and trade matters to drink from a bottle of Fiji water.
The moments immediately led many on social media to recall a similar moment featuring Sen. Marco Rubio. In 2013 Rubio awkwardly stopped during his Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to drink from a bottle of water.
At the time, Trump himself mocked Rubio on Twitter, writing, "Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle—would have much less negative impact.
Rubio took notice of Wednesday's moment, tweeting shortly after Trump's speech: "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."
According to Fiji Water, which has a U.S. office in Los Angeles, its product is bottled and shipped from Fiji.