Thirsty Trump's Odd Quest For Water Immediately Goes Viral

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Trump happily drank his Fiji water after twisting its caps for a full six seconds and then grabbing it like a baby with both hands.

 

 

It seems talking about Asia is thirsty business.

President Donald Trump gave a summary of what transpired during his 12-day trip to Asian countries at the White House — or at least tried to.

While he was boasting about the (perceived) stellar performance of the United States since he took office on Jan. 20, the president suddenly fell silent. What followed is nothing short of cringeworthy.

In a mystifying move, Trump abruptly ducked his head beneath the lectern. The reason, fortunately, became clear soon after he got up mumbling, “They don’t have water. That’s OK.” The president then stood silent for a couple of seconds, then raised his hand in a gesture that looked distinctly like a cobra rearing up to spit poison. He then suddenly froze again for a moment and then said, “What?”

Someone, probably a reporter, took pity on him then and told him the water was to his right. Once again, Trump disappeared entirely behind the lectern in his quest to find the elusive bottle of H2O.

Triumphant this time, Trump got up and with a moue of disapproval at the world, twisted the cap of the bottle for a full six seconds. When he finally managed to open the bottle — a Fiji — he showed his appreciation by grabbing it in both hands — very much like how a baby grabs his milk bottle — and taking a quick gulp from it. His thirst happily quenched, the president once again took up the thread of the conversation — only to stop a few minutes later to drink from the life-giving bottle once again.

Trump interrupting a speech to look for water echoes the actions of his former presidential opponent, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who took a swig of water during his 2013 response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

At that time, Trump mercilessly mocked the senator, tweeting, “Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle—would have much less negative impact.”

 

He later used the moment to make fun of Rubio during the 2016 election campaign trail.

Turnabout is fair play, so this time it was Rubio’s turn to mock the president.

 

Other Twitter users also pounced on the video claiming Trump’s brand of water, Fiji — which is bottled in Viti Levu, the largest island in the Republic of Fiji — clashes with his “America First” message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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