When Japanese media asked President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to shake hands, Trump pulled Abe’s hand closer, patted it several times and held on for 19 seconds, according to the foreign press. When they completed the handshake, Trump pulled away and Abe made a regrettable facial expression.
“Strong hands,” Trump said to Abe as the media left the room.
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Sen. Marco Rubio criticizes President Trump’s mid-speech water-sipping form
Sen. Marco Rubio had a chance at payback Wednesday, when President Donald Trump noticeably sipped from a water bottle multiple times during a speech — a move Trump had mocked Rubio for during the 2016 campaign.
“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 Wednesday afternoon, linking to a video of Trump stopping mid-speech to look for his water bottle.
Rubio was giving the GOP response to former President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and paused in the middle to reach for a water bottle and sneak a sip.
“Next time Marco Rubio should drink his water from a glass as opposed to a bottle—would have much less negative impact,” Trump tweeted in 2013. Trump ensured that the moment followed Rubio throughout the 2016 campaign, making mention of it several times on the campaign trail.