‘Is this how humans hug?’ Internet cringes at Marco Rubio’s failed attempt to embrace Ivanka
First Daughter Ivanka Trump went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to talk about her new child tax credit proposal — and she was greeted by Sen. Marco Rubio (R – FL), who awkwardly tried to embrace her.
As shown by photos taken at the start of their meeting, Rubio put his arms around Ivanka in an attempted hug, but Ivanka refused to return his embrace and kept her arms at her side while looking straight ahead.
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
Twitter quickly lit up with people mocking Rubio’s awkward hug attempt, as many users thought it reminded them of the senator’s infamous “glitchy robot” debate performance that doomed his presidential candidacy in 2016.
Some of the top reactions follow below.
Rubio: Is this how the humans hug, Ivanka?
Ivanka: How the hell would I know, little kid? https://t.co/x1vXYrGacs
— Robert Morgan Against the World Crime League (@baadasssss37) June 20, 2017
Hell-O hoo-man fee male! I am designate Marc-O Roo-B-O.
— Ian Fortey (@IanFortey) June 20, 2017
Ivanka: Who are you again? Rubio: I’m Marco. Ivanka: Pollo? pic.twitter.com/my9g2EpCwe
— Kermanetherunner (@KermaneB) June 20, 2017
Body searches underway at the Capitol? Rubio looks like he’s sniffing Ivanka during this awkward, unwelcome hug. She’s just not into you! https://t.co/djfmNCfG9F
— Fiona Shoop (@FiShoop) June 20, 2017
Okay, I’m not an expert in body language, but it does appear Ivanka Trump is as repulsed by Marco Rubio as the rest of us. https://t.co/5orwdNHoDz
— O General My General (@rideatdawn) June 20, 2017
Marco Rubio carries a wax figure of ivanka trump into a meeting with lawmakers on child tax credit. https://t.co/ujtbTsojMB
— Tiffany Larsen (@TiffanyLLarsen) June 20, 2017
Who does Marco think he is. her father??
— John Lorenz (@StrangeShadows) June 20, 2017
— David D’Ag (@jackjonesbabe) June 20, 2017