Trump and his awkward way of "staying hydrated"

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The US president baffled viewers when he stopped an announcement on live TV to take two sips of water - a move similar to one that Trump mocked Senator Marco Rubio for during the 2016 campaign. "That's okay." Just before the president plowed into the remainder of his prepared remarks, however, someone off-camera indicated that a bottle of water was located near him - prompting Trump to again leave the cameras' vantage point and return with an unused bottle.

Trump mocked Rubio during a campaign event previous year for his water drinking on live television, calling him a "total choke artist".

Thirsty Trump reached for the bottle of water and sipped.

Marco Rubio is being crucified by the media for drinking water during speech! Marco Rubio's frequent water breaks, most memorably when Rubio gave the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union in 2013. "You know, after watching that, I need a drink", Colbert said.

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Colbert also pointed out that Trump mocked Sen.

Seeing Trump in the awkward position, Rubio did not miss a chance to take a jibe on the US President. Help!' This is on live television. "Unbelievable", Trump said in 2016.

Tables have now turned for Rubio, who tweeted right after the video went viral: "Similar, but needs work on his form".

Trump was only a few minutes into his White House speech summarising his just-completed trip to Asia when he bent down to reach for water on a lower shelf of the podium. "But not bad for his 1st time", Rubio wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.