Water-shed moment: Trump drinks crow

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- In his first public speech since returning from a trip to Asia, President Trump made a splash at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump and several others had mocked Rubio for drinking water from a bottle as he delivered a speech rebutting Barack Obama's State of the Union address in 2013.

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CNN's analysis called it a "dry-mouthed victory lap", while NBC News' headline was, "Trump has awkward water bottle moment on TV".

At an event in Texas, Trump mimed Rubio's attempts to drink water mid-speech, while spilling some contents of a water bottle onstage. When he came up empty-handed, Trump quipped, "They don't have water. You know, after watching that, I need a drink", Colbert said.

In an unorthodox move for a politician - nay, any public speaker - the former reality star paused the live questioning to guzzle down a bottle of water, while fixating his gaze on the television screen, much like a university Fresher downing a pint of lager in a "waterfall challenge". Trump splashed the water around before tossing the bottle behind him on stage. Trump held up and opened a bottle of water, saying, "It's Rubio". "Unbelievable", Trump said in 2016. "Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera", the Florida senator tweeted.

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Rubio joked that the president needed to work on his form.

Trump ensured that the moment followed Rubio throughout the 2016 campaign, making mention of it several times on the campaign trail.

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