The fact that Sen. Marco Rubio can make a joke about taking a sip of water during a televised speech just goes to show how utterly out of proportion the reaction was back in 2013 when he reached for a sip during his response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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
This is funny. (I know humor speaks for itself, but there are a few humor-challenged among us). https://t.co/8NGTsPv27u
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 15, 2017
A sense of humor that Reagan would have loved + been proud of. Well done! https://t.co/zZpKGPfCc4
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) November 15, 2017
Okay this is funny as all get out. Good on Rubio. https://t.co/Jukoqv7E4J
— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) November 15, 2017
Rubio, right now pic.twitter.com/9hp3cIQpuJ
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) November 15, 2017
For the record, here’s video of President Trump reaching for a bottle of water during a speech Wednesday, not that it won’t be replayed on TV plenty of times.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) November 15, 2017
WATCH: "They don't have water, that's OK." pic.twitter.com/ylfbpUUIhe
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 15, 2017
Props to Rubio for having a sense of humor, still. For what it’s worth, he did manage to sell quite a few campaign-branded water bottles after the fact, and he shared a photo of a hearty water bottle toast with Benjamin Netanyahu.
In any case, expect more chat on cable TV Wednesday night about the water bottle than Trump’s Asia trip; look, CNN already has the chyron put together:
Today’s big news… #2017 pic.twitter.com/iBaQ75NTPk
— Shawn Donnan (@sdonnan) November 15, 2017
Interrupts for another drink of water. About 15 minutes in. pic.twitter.com/jqrJKSQhkQ
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 15, 2017
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) November 15, 2017
Because there really is a tweet for everything, this tweet from Trump from 2013 is making the rounds quite a bit right now.
Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle—would have much less negative impact.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2013
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 15, 2017
Look this is silly. Nobody cares about someone drinking water onscreen. Why I bet you can't find one single person. https://t.co/5ZWjkCZ9Sn
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) November 15, 2017
Life comes at you fast. pic.twitter.com/ZW4S2Gx0me
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) November 15, 2017
fwiw, Trump usually has water bottles under his podiums. That's why he looked there first.
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) November 15, 2017
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Marco Rubio gets last laugh, raises over $100,000 by selling water bottles http://t.co/QrOGg29u
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 17, 2013