President Donald Trump became a meme once again on Wednesday when he stopped to take a sip of water in the middle of a speech.
Trump, who addressed the nation to speak about his trip to Asia, paused to sip from a bottle of water. The moment drew instant parallels to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, who similarly sipped a bottle of water during the Republicans' rebuttal to the 2013 State of the Union.
Trump stopped his speech Wednesday and searched for a bottle of water. His aide showed him where the bottle was. The president then picked it up and drank from it.
You can watch the moment unfold below:
Rubio’s moment, for comparison, can be seen below:
Donald Trump just went Lil Marco Rubio. pic.twitter.com/jzhQUofGTq— Anton Chigurh (@burninglipps) November 15, 2017
Trump mocked that move at length during his 2016 presidential election, according to Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-marco-rubio-water-bottle-2016-2
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
Trump made fun of Marco Rubio for needing water! BAHAHA pic.twitter.com/hkcNlC7tbT— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) November 15, 2017
The internet, as it usually does, went wild with commentary on Trump’s most recent move. Most of the tweets referred to Rubio.
This is the day Marco Rubio became President of the United States.— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) November 15, 2017
It's like Marco Rubio became president.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 15, 2017
Aaaaaaand Trump just did a Marco Rubio. With the water. In the middle of a speech.— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) November 15, 2017
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
President Trump's official portrait unveiled pic.twitter.com/9mHqNKLVY3— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 15, 2017
Rubio responded to the move in his own tweet, calling for Trump to work on his sipping skills.
Newsflash: Trump drinks Fijian water, not American water.— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 15, 2017
Others spoke to the president himself.
Trump needed 2 sips of water to get through this speech.— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) November 15, 2017
Sorry, guys, I don’t really care if Trump drank some water during a speech.— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) November 15, 2017
In 2013, Trump tweeted at least 5 times about Rubio's water incident including that he should "drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle". (Today, Trump sipped from a bottle.) pic.twitter.com/z8RSTPl775— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) November 15, 2017
The bottle of #water Trump drank at his [press] conference today appears to be Fiji Water, imported 7,800 miles from Fiji to DC. Because American water isn't good enough, I guess. pic.twitter.com/Euah3uggO4— Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) November 15, 2017