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. https://t.co/shhrD9kOnW— Erica Werner (@Erica Werner) 1497972716.0
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.
@yashar Hell-O hoo-man fee male! I am designate Marc-O Roo-B-O.— Ian Fortey Will Make You a Sasquatch (@Ian Fortey Will Make You a Sasquatch) 1497974361.0
Ivanka: Who are you again? Rubio: I'm Marco. Ivanka: Pollo? https://t.co/my9g2EpCwe— Kermanetherunner (@Kermanetherunner) 1497976976.0
Body searches underway at the Capitol? Rubio looks like he's sniffing Ivanka during this awkward, unwelcome hug. Sh… https://t.co/9VsRebw8dg— Fiona Shoop (@Fiona Shoop) 1497976207.0
Okay, I'm not an expert in body language, but it does appear Ivanka Trump is as repulsed by Marco Rubio as the rest… https://t.co/6X6WBdW6nX— Perfect, Poorly Wired Circuit (@Perfect, Poorly Wired Circuit) 1497975931.0
@yashar Who does Marco think he is. her father??— John Lorenz (@John Lorenz) 1497976077.0