President Trump on Wednesday stopped his speech recapping his Asia trip to take a sip of water.
Just more than 10 minutes into his speech at the White House, Trump abruptly paused and looked under his lectern for water.
“Thank you. They don’t have water. That’s OK,” he said.
Reporters then pointed to a small table next to the lectern. “To your right, sir,” one reporter said.
He turned to the side, picked up a bottle of Fiji water with both hands and took a sip.
Trump then continued recapping his visits to Japan and South Korea, praising the governments there for their cooperation against North Korea and on trade.
Minutes later, he stopped to take a second sip of water.
Trump spoke after a grueling, five-nation Asia trip that spanned nearly two weeks. His delivered remarks for more than 23 minutes in the Diplomatic Room of the White House.
The optics of Trump stopping a speech to drink water recalled the president’s former political foe Sen. Marco Rubio, whom Trump, as a candidate, relentlessly mocked for swigging water during a 2013 response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Rubio responded to Trump’s hydration habit on Wednesday for offering the president tips for next time: