Well, folks, we did it. We reached a point in humanity's existence where the president taking a sip of water from a water bottle is news.
There are a lot of questions we could ask about this turn of events. How did we get here? Why have we let this happen? Could we have prevented it?
But rather than having an existential crisis, let's just focus on how there is a non-zero chance that Donald Trump has never encountered a water bottle ever before in his life. At least, that's kinda what it looks like.
In a speech recapping his Asia trip, Donald Trump paused his speech to take a sip of Fiji water.
President Trump stops his speech to search for water cc: @marcorubio https://t.co/26hR5w7ZIe— Pat Ward (@Pat Ward)1510778829.0
Back in 2013, Marco Rubio was in the middle of recording his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address when he started to become a bit parched. To solve that, he stooped down to grab a bottle of water:Oof. That is...difficult to watch. A lot of people gave Rubio a hard time about this awkward beverage encounter. Among them was reality TV star Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted some very sound advice for Rubio.Oh! Drinking from a glass! That makes so much sense. In this one very specific instance, Trump's probably the guy to trust. After all, he knows a lot about negative impact.
But that wasn't Trump's only tweet about Marco Rubio's drinking debacle.Actually, Trump tweeted about the tale of Rubio and the Water Bottle several times over the years. For someone who doesn't know how to hold a water bottle, that guy sure does know how to hold a grudge!
Trump's bullying of Rubio wasn't limited to Twitter, though.
More than a tweet, there's also a video of Trump mocking Rubio's SOTU water moment. https://t.co/dkKyrOIUGO— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1510779431.0
Rubio offered the perfect critique:
Similar,but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. But no… https://t.co/tdy1kDVdLF— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio)1510779421.0
Now that we know it's OK to make fun of someone for the way they drink water (hey, the president did it!), the Internet is having a field day.
The best part of Trump’s water sip awkwardness is him holding the bottle with two hands like he’s drinking from a s… https://t.co/KhwYYPNpSf— Chucks and Pearls 👑 (@Chucks and Pearls 👑)1510796845.0
Molly here asks a very important question:
Can someone teach Donald Trump how to open a bottle of water and take a sip in a way that resembles a normal human?— molly (@molly)1510778947.0