Water Break Overshadows Trump's Speech on Asia Trip

'Needs work on his form,' tweets Marco Rubio
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Water Break Overshadows Trump's Speech on Asia Trip
President Donald Trump pauses to drink water as he speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Upon returning from his 12-day trip around Asia, President Trump announced during a televised speech Wednesday that he had fixed the "mistakes" of past presidents, CNN reports. "I swore that in every decision, every action I would put the best interest of the American people first," Trump said. "That is exactly what I have done." He added: "America is back, and the future has never looked brighter."

However, his speech and the trip itself were short on specific accomplishments on trade or North Korea. In fact, all anyone seemed to want to talk about afterward was Trump stopping mid-speech to get a drink of water, according to Reuters. Social media was awash in comments about Trump's water break, and Sen. Marco Rubio—whose own infamous mid-speech drink Trump mocked during the campaign—tweeted, "Needs to work on his form." (More Donald Trump stories.)

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