Trump had an awkward moment as he attempted to take a sip of water during a speech -- and the internet went nuts

  • President Donald Trump awkwardly drank water during a speech on Wednesday. 
  • The incident recalled one in which Trump mocked Marco Rubio for drinking from a water bottle in 2013. 
  • People immediately freaked out online. 
  • Fiji Water did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. 

 

President Donald Trump inspired an outsized reaction on Wednesday with a simple action: taking a sip of water during a speech.

In the middle of a speech, Trump looked under the podium for water. It took him a second to find a bottle of Fiji Water, which he then opened — looking straight ahead — and took an awkward sip from. 

It was an overall awkward moment. Here’s a gif of the incident: 

Social media immediately exploded in response. 

Many people pointed out how similar the awkward sipping was to when Trump mocked Senator Marco Rubio for drinking from a water bottle in 2013. 

Even Rubio chimed in. 

Fiji Water’s Wikipedia page was speedily updated with the designation of “the official thirst quencher of Donald Trump.” 

Others had just one question: Why wasn’t the president drinking Trump Water? 

Fuji Water’s parent company, The Wonderful Company, did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. 


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