Trump sparked an online meltdown after using both hands to steady a glass of water while unveiling his new national security strategy before the entire world.
As MSN reported: “Trump’s big speech on national security drew lot of attention on Monday (18 December), just as much for the way he drank water, besides what he said. It is the second time in two months Trump demonstrated a strange strategy for drinking water – with two hands like a child.”
Other media outlets were less generous in their analysis. Take Esquire Magazine, for instance, who reported the following description:
[Trump] presented his national security strategy on Monday. That strategy seems to consist primarily of his impression of his own obvious greatness. The speech was fat with banalities that he struggled to pronounce, vague policy prescriptions that he struggled to enunciate, and sheer unmitigated bafflegab that he struggled to deliver. Plus sniffing and gasping and a two-handed death-grip on a small glass of water. The president* himself sounds worse than his rhetoric does, and that boggles the mind.
“Small child” and other mockery dominated main stream media titles in the wake of Trump’s speech.
- U.K. tabloid The Sun had one of the more brutal titles with “‘PRESIDENT SIPPY CUP‘ Donald Trump sparks Twitter meltdown after drinking glass of water with two hands like a child during speech“.
- An MSN video was captioned: “Trump drinks water with two hands like a child during big speech on national security“.
- The Washington Post was a bit tamer noting that: “Trump shows yet again that he drinks water in a really weird way.”
The hacktivist group Anonymous published a video mocking Trump for the incident as well as reminding people of another awkward two-handed water moment from November 2017, providing an opportunity for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to exact his revenge. As CNN reported at the time: “Rubio had a chance at payback” after “Trump noticeably sipped from a water bottle multiple times during a speech — a move Trump had mocked Rubio for during the 2016 campaign.”
Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle—would have much less negative impact.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2013
Marco Rubio couldn't even respond properly to President Obama's State of the Union Speech without pouring sweat & chugging water. He choked!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2015
“Similar, but needs 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, linking to a video of Trump stopping mid-speech to look for his water bottle.
Similar,but needs 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 https://t.co/s49JtyRo3S
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 15, 2017
As one might expect, Twitter was quick to respond as well, with a variety of hashtags floating around to include our favorite: #sippycup4trump.
This first post by Carbonated TV includes a brief video documenting Trump’s sippy cup moment for anyone who may have missed it:
Donald Trump just took the strangest sip of water pic.twitter.com/piOAlcBEf9
— Carbonated.TV (@CarbonatedTV) December 19, 2017
Frequent Trump tormentor BrooklynDad_Defiant! posted a couple of excellent tweets:
These drinking glasses are CLEARLY too big for @realDonaldTrump's tiny, feeble mitts.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 18, 2017
Remember how much trumplethinskin teased Hillary, calling her frail, lacking STA-MI-NA?
Hillary: BIG glass, ONE hand
trumpy: SMALL bottle, 2 TINY hands
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 19, 2017
There were the usual photo collages:
Get you a man (or a woman) who holds you as delicately as Trump holds his water. pic.twitter.com/7aqxyHo02N
— April Michelle (@aprilmichelle00) December 18, 2017
This is how Trump looks when he Drinks water…. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jF3wivPRmz
— Yo Boy Chris (@Lilyachttty) December 19, 2017
— Machelle (@Minx970) December 19, 2017
A MONKEY has better water bottle etiquette than Trump does. pic.twitter.com/pmOMOStKA6
— JAG (@JustAGurLnSwedn) December 18, 2017
And a few good ones that included only text:
My cat looks more presidential when he licks water from his bowl. https://t.co/yPL0Ck1L6f
— Christian La Mont (@OfficialCLM) December 18, 2017
Are his hands too small to hold a glass? Is thst why he uses both?
— Fiona Fleming (@Tokenarino) December 18, 2017