Trump awkwardly drinks from water bottle, sends social media into frenzy

President Trump drank from a bottle of water during his White House remarks on Wednesday afternoon, and the pause was too much for Twitter to handle.

The 45th president was in the middle of remarks highlighting self-proclaimed foreign and domestic successes of his administration when he bent down to look for a bottle of water to quench his thirst.

"They don't have water, it's OK," Trump said at first, looking disappointed that he did not have access to a drink. Someone in the audience then appears to tell the commander in chief that there is water to his right, at which point he bends down again to retrieve a Fiji water bottle.

Trump then untwisted the bottle cap, opened it and drank -- sending social media users into a frenzy over the relatively awkward maneuver.

Click through to see the hot takes and varied reactions to President Trump's water moment:

Twitter is quick to respond to President Trump needing water mid-speech
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Twitter is quick to respond to President Trump needing water mid-speech

U.S. President Donald Trump takes a drink of water while speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017.

(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Similar,but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. But no…
Who wore it better?
Rubio is gonna have a field day with this speech
.@FIJIWater Don’t wanna alarm you guys, but President Trump just created the worst possible commercial with one o…
Newsflash: Trump drinks Fijian water, not American water.
This is Trump's Marco Rubio water moment.
Trump drinks FIJI Water while decrying trade deficits.
Trump needed 2 sips of water to get through this speech. SAD!
Trump made fun of Marco Rubio for needing water! BAHAHA
This has really been a missed branding moment for Trump Water.
In 2013, Trump tweeted at least 5 times about Rubio's water incident including that he should "drink his water from…
Trump just out-Rubio'd Rubio with an awkward water moment.
Donald Trump takes a break during his speech to drink water. Last year, on the campaign trail, he relentlessly mock…
100 percent my new bottle opening face
What happened to Trump Water?
No news in 23 minutes. That will be remembered for the swigs of water
Sorry, guys, I don’t really care if Trump drank some water during a speech.
Aaaaaaand Trump just did a Marco Rubio. With the water. In the middle of a speech.
Trump made fun of Marco Rubio for needing water! BAHAHA
Trump needs a glass of water
You can't possibly compare Trump's tiny sip of water to Marco Rubio chugging it down like a guilty suspect under th…
Trump drinks water like it's a trombone, as one does.
Main stream media - “we are saddened how little time is spent actually talking policy”. Also main stream media - “OMG OMG TRUMP WATER GIFS”
Shorter Trump: I’m wonderful, no water no water you’re the water, America first, I don’t know how to drink water,…

The mid-speech action is particularly of note due to Trump's once mocking GOP Sen. Marco Rubio's own "water incident" when he delivered the response to the State of the Union in 2013.

"Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle," Trump tweeted in February of 2013. "Would have much less negative impact."

Trump even went as far as to mock him on stage during a campaign speech:

Sen. Rubio was quick to jump on Wednesday's water moment, sharing his criticism via Twitter:

Trump also received flack for drinking Fiji brand water -- which is bottled and shipped from Fiji -- while he often prides himself as the "Buy American, Hire American" president.

"Trump drinks FIJI Water while decrying trade deficits," one reporter noted.

Someone was even quick to update Fiji's Wikipedia page, naming them the "official thirst quencher of Donald Trump."

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