But perhaps the MSNBC host who took the story and ran with it the most was Rachel Maddow, who showed the moment playing on a loop at the bottom of the screen for 13 minutes. She accounted for playing the “Rubio sip” 101 times during her show Wednesday night at 9.
The meme was born when Mr. Rubio, Florida Republican, reached off camera to take a swig of water Tuesday night during his State of the Union rebuttal.
MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” host Al Sharpton called the moment and “epic water fail” and parodied the senator by reaching off camera and attempting to drink from a 5-gallon jug.
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