Not since Kesha’s failed attempt to hug Jerry Seinfeld has there been an embrace so apparently awkward as the one between Sen. Marco Rubio and First Daughter Ivanka Trump at the Capitol on Tuesday.
Now the Internet is having a field day mocking a photo of the moment that was posted to Twitter by Associated Press congressional reporter Erica Werner.
In the snapshot, the Florida Republican is seen leaning in to give Trump a hug as she stands with her arms at her side. Trump, who was still wearing sunglasses after recently entering the building, was at the Capitol for a meeting with lawmakers about her new child tax credit proposal.
It didn’t take long for the mockery and meme-making to commence on Twitter.
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
10100101010101 IVANKA-BOT HUG PROTOCOL ENGAGE 01100011101010101000110
— Andy McDonald (@iamandymcdonald) June 20, 2017
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump being greeted at the Capitol by Marco Rubio…what’s going on here? pic.twitter.com/HNqpyBFVqE
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 20, 2017
Hell-O hoo-man fee male! I am designate Marc-O Roo-B-O.
— Ian Fortey (@IanFortey) June 20, 2017
Rubio: Is this how the humans hug, Ivanka?
Ivanka: How the hell would I know, little kid? https://t.co/x1vXYrGacs
— Robert Morgan (@baadasssss37) June 20, 2017
Ivanka: Who are you again? Rubio: I’m Marco. Ivanka: Pollo? pic.twitter.com/my9g2EpCwe
— Kermanetherunner (@KermaneB) June 20, 2017
— David D’Ag (@jackjonesbabe) June 20, 2017
Marco Rubio is the guy at a party who asks a girl “Where’s my hug?” pic.twitter.com/DScJmKz3La
— Barstool NewsNetwork (@BarstoolNewsN) June 20, 2017
I knew Marco Rubio’s hug looked familiar pic.twitter.com/r83yLkhhTI
— A Cold Rog (@iamtherog) June 20, 2017
Some tweeters couldn’t decide who looked more uncomfortable. One user captioned the photo: “Rubio: Is this how the humans hug, Ivanka?”
Came the imagined response from Trump: “How the hell would I know, little kid?”