Media Highlights Trump's 'Awkward' Water Bottle Moment

Jerome Frank
November 17, 2017

President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip overseas, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news. "Help!" Trump mocked, as he held up a bottle of water, took a swig, then casually threw it over his shoulder.

"They don't have water".

That includes one time during the 2016 presidential election, when then-candidate Trump mocked Republican rival Rubio during a rally before dramatically tossing a water bottle aside. Later in the 24-minute speech, he paused again to take another drink.

Trump's drink of water lit up social media, evoking comparisons with a televised address given by US Senator Marco Rubio in 2013 during which he grabbed awkwardly for a water bottle.

"He's like this, 'I need water".

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Trump's hits against Rubio's water-drinking technique stemmed from a 2013 speech, years before Trump had even expressed serious presidential aspirations.

In an unorthodox move for a politician - nay, any public speaker - the former reality star paused the live questioning to guzzle down a bottle of water, while fixating his gaze on the television screen, much like a university Fresher downing a pint of lager in a "waterfall challenge". "This total choke artist", Trump said at the time, holding up a bottle of water, saying, "It's Rubio".

"Similar, but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera", he tweeted. "That's ok", said Trump reaching down for a bottle of Fiji to the left of the podium.

"But not bad for his 1st time".

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