Okay, so the guy cradled his water cup with two hands. Obviously, he didn’t want to drop it for fear that if he did people would say he has neurological issues and is dying of a combination of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and probably had a stroke as well.
And of course, if he let his mouth get too dry, he would end up saying “United Shtates” agai, and Joe Scarborough would be calling for his removement under the 25th Amendment.
But it’s fine, CNN is just having a little fun.
However, let’s be clear, there is no comparison between the Trump water break Monday during his national security speech and Marco Rubio’s during the response he gave to an Obama State of the Union address. Let’s have a look.
Here is Trump, taking in his water. Two hands, yes, but confident and unapologetic.
Now look at Rubio. Notice the growing fear in his eyes as he realizes his mouth is getting dry. Frightened, worried “how this will look,” he grabs the bottle of water, moving so quickly and guiltily that he looks like he is stealing it from a dehydrated child. Or like a gazelle taking a last sip out of the waterhole before a pack of lions descends on him from just behind the camera.