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Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

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    President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Washington.

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump has paused an address to the nation to take a swig of water — twice.

Trump took a brief break Wednesday to reach for the water during a blow-by-blow account of his five-nation trip to Asia.

Trump first reached into the lectern to seek water and required help from others in the room to spot a bottle on a nearby table. He took another drink a few minutes later.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump frequently mocked then-rival Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s frequent water breaks.

During a 2015 appearance in South Carolina, Trump said: “Rubio, I’ve never seen a young guy sweat that much.” He added: “He’s drinking water, water, water, I never saw anything like this with him with the water.”

Rubio joked Wednesday that the president needed to work on his form with the water bottle.

“Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. But not bad for his 1st time,” Rubio tweeted.

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