WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment.
Trump paused an address to the nation Wednesday to reach for water during a blow-by-blow account of his five-nation trip to Asia.
Trump first reached into the lectern and required help from others in the room to spot a bottle on a nearby table. He took another swig a few minutes later.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump frequently mocked then-rival Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s frequent water breaks.
During a 2015 appearance in South Carolina, Trump said: “Rubio, I’ve never seen a young guy sweat that much.” He added: “He’s drinking water, water, water. I never saw anything like this with him with the water.”
Rubio joked Wednesday that the president needed to 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,” Rubio tweeted.
President Donald Trump is planning to deliver a statement from the White House on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., following his lengthy tour of Asia.
The president previewed his comments before departing the Philippines, telling reporters he would make a “major statement” about trade and his work to counter the North Korean nuclear threat.
The president arrived in Washington late Tuesday after a nearly two-week trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Trump called his trip to Asia “tremendously successful.”