Like most of the President's infants, Ivanka Trump‘s natural response to an oncoming hug is a stiff, bewildered recoil.
Well, that conditioning constructed for one awkward photo op when Sen. Marco Rubio tried to wrap his arms around the First Daughter at the Capitol on Tuesday.
The snap was taken as Ivanka had just entered the building for a meeting with legislators about her new child taxation credit proposal, which the Florida Republican was spearheading.
Apparently, Rubio was actually feeling the team spirit — and was captured by reporter Erica Werner tilted in to hug Vank, who stood with limp limbs at her side.
The two addressed the hug fail on Twitter after the session, with Ivanka( jokingly ?) dubbing the reports as “fake news” while Rubio claimed he was about to launch an investigation:
Ivanka's response? An unsurprising “no comment”:
What a hoot!
But by the time the pair poked fun at themselves, it was too late; for the photo had since constructed its rounds on the internet and was in stage 5 of Twitter mockery.
See some of the best answers( below ):
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Andy McDonald (@ iamandymcdonald) June 20, 2017
Hell-O hoo-man fee male! I am designate Marc-O Roo-B-O.
Ian Fortey (@ IanFortey) June 20, 2017
We have a feeling this incident will only leave Rubio in more dire need of a hug.
[ Image via AP Images .]