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Marco Rubio liquifies negative #waterbottlegate press with classy, humorous response

It was the moment from Sen. Marco Rubio’s GOP response that everyone was talking about: #waterbottlegate.

And the next morning, people were still talking about it, the Florida Republican included. He was clearly having a good time with it, too.

In an interview on ‘Good Morning America,’ anchor George Stephanopoulos asked if Rubio had anything to add to the discussion, following the picture of his water bottle that he tweeted on Tuesday night.

“No. I needed water,” he said. “What am I going to do? It happens. God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”

During an Wednesday morning interview on ‘Fox and Friends,’ Rubio again responded to the hubbub caused by his thirsty moment.

“My mouth got dry, and I had to get some water,” he said with a chuckle. “You know, when you give a speech, you have a podium and the water’s right there, but when you don’t, you start looking around, ‘Where am I going to get the water from?’ And I figured I was better off just taking that water and taking the hit for it than being unable to pronounce my words at the end of it.”

Rubio even brought some water with him to the FOX appearance and took a drink before continuing with the interview, proving he’s got a good sense of humor about the whole incident.

Poland Spring, the water featured in the infamous waterbottlegate moment also — finally — reacted on Wednesday to Rubio’s unscripted swig. The company posted a photo on their Facebook timeline, showing a bottle of water admiring itself in a mirror with the caption “Reflecting on our cameo. What a night!”

UPDATE: Rubio was still using #waterbottlegate to his advantage late Wednesday afternoon, tweeting about his huge spike in Twitter followers after the incident on Tuesday night.

 

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Rubio was on Fox and they ribbed him about his water and asked if he would like a drink before they started shooting the breeze this morn and they all joked..and laughed he did not have to stop and or drink this morn.

    Then he went on to say that he had just finished speaking the same message prior to the drink for 19 mins in Spanish to accommodate the people who want to be come Americans all except the learning of out language as Rubio’s family had too.. when they arrived here from Cuba Too avoid Fidel Obama’s socialist/communist rule pretty much like we are now facing.. Castro took up all of their weapons also after he took power with his weapons.. But too be fair unlike Obama Castro was a honest to goodness lawyer.. Not the liar obama is.. Castro said what he wanted to get achieved for Cuba and he did ..Now look at that little country (:
    But again this is all just a ploy to remove the public mind from the stupidity and drool of Obama last night that is the clown that should be hard pressed for his thinking Not Rubio’s drinking water.. Lest ye with out thirst cast the 1st bottle of water .. To con a phrase..
    Now I am waiting to see what is going to be said about Obamas spending habits and how its not going to cost use a dime ??? Thats what the Press should be asking and worrying about

  2. Peach says:

    Ruby ignored 30 Gram Steve in his rambling, slurred speech, AND I WON’T STAND UP FOR US SOLDIERS Yellow Boy Nugent; not exactly great, a fantastic failure. Ruby looked like he was going through withdrawal, talked that way also.

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