Donald Trump's Water Break

Donald Trump's Water Break

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Updated Nov 16, 2017 at 04:09PM EST by Matt.

Added Nov 16, 2017 at 02:41PM EST by Matt.

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About

Donald Trump's Water Break refers to a series of jokes and references to a moment in a November 2017 press conference in which President Trump stopped for a water break. People found Trump's pause for water similar to that of Senator Marco Rubio's water break in 2013, which Trump famously mocked.

Origin

On November 15th, 2017, President Trump held a press conference about his recent trip to Asia, where he met with leaders from China and the Philippines, among others. During his address, he stopped and looked for a water bottle. When he couldn't find a bottle, he said, "They don't have water. It's ok." Someone pointed to another bottle of water, at which point, he paused his speech, opened the bottle and with both hands drank from the bottle.



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Within seconds of taking the sip, people on Twitter began posing about Trump's water break. Some of the earliest tweets referenced Marco Rubio's infamous water breaks, which were made during the senator's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union in February 2013 (examples below).


Trump pulls a Rubio. Stops for water break HE RUBIO'D! RUBIO MOMENT!!!!

Within minutes of people tweeting about Marco Rubio's water break, the senator responded to Trump's sip of water. He tweeted, "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." The post (shown below) received more than 21,000 retweets and 81,000 likes in less than 24 hours.


Marco Rubio @marcorubio 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 Pat Ward@WardDPatrick President Trump stops his speech to search for water cc: @marcorubio MPDAFTER RETURNING F

Throughout the afternoon, people online pointed out how Trump had mocked Rubio for drinking water during the State of the Union. Numerous people posted the campaign speech in which Trump mimicked Rubio (below, left and center) and a tweet Trump wrote about Rubio's drinking (below, right).


Trump made fun of Marco Rubio for needing water! BAHAHA GIF He mocked Rubio for this!! Like, it was a thing on the campaign for a while! Trump once threw water on the audience and yelled "IT'S RUBIO!!!" Said Rubio would be weak with Putin, etc. as a result. Steve Kopack@SteveKopack U.S. TRADE DEFI GIF NACCEPTABLE Of course. OF COURSE he has a tweet for this, too Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle would have much less negative impact.

That day, Instagram user @AdamTheCreator used the moment to create a special effect in which Trump sips from the bottle and shrinks in size. The video (shown below) features the chyron, "Trump Dazzles with New Trick" and received more than 120,000 views and 9,400 likes in less than 24 hours.



Several media outlets covered the water break including, Uproxx,[3] NBC,[4] The Independent[5] and more. That day, Twitter[6] published a Moments page about the reaction to Trump's water break.

Various Examples


MSM blue checks rushing to Twitter to bash Trump for drinking water GIF Rubio, right now GIF not presidential. AT ALL. LI NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
"Oh yeah? If the water's not poisoned, why don't you take a sip first?" GIF 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.) Donald Trump HITE HOUSE Marco Rubio couldn't eve to President Obama's Stat Speech without pouring s water. He choked! 037 PM-9 NO 201S Donald J. Trump xX Marco Rubio is be for drinking water 1:58 PM-13 Feb 2013 418 Retweets 346 Lkes a Donald J. Trump . EAKING TRUMP: RENEGOTIATING NEWS KOREA-U.S. TRADE AGREEM 0.62 Whiting Petroleum (WLL) 22.65 ▼0.89 Alamo NYSE MKT VOL UP 41 DN 43 TOT 86 Robo Stox (R Next time Marco Rubio s from a glass as opposed have much less negative 159 PM-13 Feb 2013 sas R.tweets 4" Lii. 壺 @ 4 @FIJIWater Don't wanna alarm you guys, but President Trump just created the worst possible commercial with one of your water bottles.

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