Once upon a time, Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio found themselves in the same room, and were forced to hug. Actually, make that "hug." The pair partook in what is best described as a partial body slam, in which Rubio's attempt to hug the First Daughter was met with a solid "nope."
Ivanka Trump arriving at the Capitol greeted by Sen Rubio. She's now meeting with lawmakers on child tax credit. pic.twitter.com/shhrD9kOnWJune 20, 2017
pic.twitter.com/4DaXcqFZWbJune 20, 2017
The hug fail obviously went viral, and—in an attempt to be "cool" and "funny" and "in on it"—Rubio and Ivanka hit Twitter.
Based on review of evidence & my own recollection, have concluded no hug was even attempted & press covfefe of alleged failed hug is falseJune 20, 2017
New photo emerges providing more insight into alleged failed hug. (Faces blurred for security purposes) pic.twitter.com/GzSLe3JD3IJune 20, 2017
Fake news! Marco is an excellent hugger... https://t.co/Dk7XXRQlX8June 20, 2017
Anonymous sources say @marcorubio planned the alleged failed hug. I have no comment (but I would have hugged him anyway! 🤗) https://t.co/TChrqWsL4DJune 20, 2017
Er...LOL? Or wait, actually Chrissy Teigen says it better:
Not so shockingly, the rest of Twitter (like Chrissy) was not here for Ivanka and Marco's attempt at humor.
Multiple sources say you're both terrible people and you should stop fucking up our country.June 20, 2017
Is this really what you are tweeting about when millions of Americans might just end up with no healthcare at all? pic.twitter.com/DzuAcNyk9gJune 20, 2017
Lesson learned? Never try to be funny on Twitter.
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