- White House
- 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.
- 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 Fiji 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.
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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.
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Even Rubio chimed in.
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Fiji Water’s Wikipedia page was speedily updated with the designation of “the official thirst quencher of Donald Trump.”
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Others had just one question: Why wasn’t the president drinking Trump Water?
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Fuji Water’s parent company, The Wonderful Company, did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.