Photo of Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump's apparent failed hug sets Twitter ablaze
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When Ivanka Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday to talk about paid family leave with Sen. Marco Rubio, things seemed to have gotten a little awkward.
Rubio leaned in to embrace her, and judging by the look on her face in a photo of the encounter, the first daughter was not here for it.
Twitter users immediately responded with some fiery commentary:
Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump's failed hug
Nothing about @IvankaTrump's body language invites this hug from @marcorubio. https://t.co/ZxYHyf4cgZ
Marco Rubio carries a wax figure of ivanka trump into a meeting with lawmakers on child tax credit. https://t.co/ujtbTsojMB
*Rubio after waiting for two hours behind the pillar
"Wow, Ivanka, what a surprise. It's so good to see you again." https://t.co/qsxBXwpstp
I knew Marco Rubio's hug looked familiar https://t.co/r83yLkhhTI
@IvankaTrump @marcorubio LOL OH YOU TWO!
@IvankaTrump @ClassySnobbb @marcorubio Wow! A sense of humor! Isn't THAT refreshing? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
@IvankaTrump @marcorubio Is this really what you are tweeting about when millions of Americans might just end up wi… https://t.co/nPxgW9cOab
Rubio responded to the incident on social media, saying he will be getting to the bottom of what really happened in the photo.
He then claimed that no hug happened at all.
Trump joined in, claiming that allegations of an awkward hug were "fake news."
She added that, if given the opportunity, she would not dodge a hug from Rubio.
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Caption: "Taking a call in the White House with my personal assistant Theodore. ❤"
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