A photograph of Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s extremely awkward attempt to hug first daughter Ivanka Trump is prompting a flurry of hysterical memes and twitter reactions.
Ivanka Trump traveled to the Capitol on Tuesday for a meeting with lawmakers on child tax credits. Upon her arrival she was greeted by Senator Rubio who attempted to hug Trump in an almost robotic-like fashion. The moment was captured by Associated Press congressional reporter Erica Werner.
Ivanka Trump arriving at the Capitol greeted by Sen Rubio. She's now meeting with lawmakers on child tax credit. pic.twitter.com/shhrD9kOnW
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) June 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump appears to stand rigid and motionless in anticipation of the unwarranted embrace, while Rubio’s approach seems goofy and awkward. The lack of video recording of the event does not do the pair any justice, but that didn’t stop anyone from taking to twitter to mock the interaction.
10100101010101 IVANKA-BOT HUG PROTOCOL ENGAGE 01100011101010101000110
— Andy McDonald (@iamandymcdonald) June 20, 2017
The Thirstiest Senator™ pic.twitter.com/jR48pFgKv2
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) June 20, 2017
"Sorry I used innuendo about your dad's hand size as my own campaign was burning out." https://t.co/O4N5NTV7lJ
— Avery Jaffe (@averyjaffe) June 20, 2017
-Push-away arm extension
-Statue pose ☑ https://t.co/U02BbGbGzV
— David S. Joachim (@davidjoachim) June 20, 2017
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