Florida Senator Marco Rubio was recently photographed greeting Ivanka Trump at The Capitol on her way to meeting with lawmakers to discuss child tax credits. Their hug was particularly awkward. The Trumps have been known to hold grudges, and after Rubio went for the small hand jokes during the Republican campaign, it’s no surprise this hug looked like your parents forcing you and your sister to hug after a fight.
Senator Rubio and Ivanka Trump exchanged this cold-looking embrace on Capitol Hill.
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
It didn’t seem like Secret Service cared for the hug either…
Rubio’s been concerned about the healthcare bill being worked on behind closed doors.
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 18, 2017
Credit: @FaceTheNation / Twitter
Perhaps talking to Ivanka was a chance to get some answers.
But, immediately, the Internet knew what to do.
— David D'Ag (@jackjonesbabe) June 20, 2017
Some found identically awkward moments from TV.
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 20, 2017
Others pointed out that maybe everyone’s getting a little too “Hollywood” with their hugs these days…
I knew Marco Rubio's hug looked familiar pic.twitter.com/r83yLkhhTI
— A Cold Rog (@iamtherog) June 20, 2017
Rubio must have built up a sweat while waiting in the heat so long for this robotic hug…
*Rubio after waiting for two hours behind the pillar
"Wow, Ivanka, what a surprise. It's so good to see you again." pic.twitter.com/qsxBXwpstp
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) June 20, 2017
And someone should clearly get him a beverage for it.
The Thirstiest Senator™ pic.twitter.com/jR48pFgKv2
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) June 20, 2017
Rubio reminded @tsgibson of the “Twilight Zone” episode where everyone’s really just a mannequin.
Via: @tsgibson / Twitter
It’s okay, maybe next time they’ll let you in on the health care bill secrets, Rubio.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 20, 2017
But… probably not before anyone can do anything about it.