Yes, there’s health care and Russian meddling and Donald Trump’s ever-plunging popularity.
But social media was fixated on “hug-gate” after images surfaced of what looked like an awkward encounter between Sen. Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump.
Can you. Do you mind if I? Just a little. Okay. Here’s. Are you okay with this? I just wanted to. Hi. Can I? Do you? https://t.co/ORVzdX3DF3— Chris Tisch (@christisch1) June 20, 2017
Rubio, for his part, took the jokes in stride, and jumped in to correct the record, even providing what he says is exonerating evidence.
We believe we have our own unclassified photographic evidence that will shed greater details on this incident.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 20, 2017
New photo emerges providing more insight into alleged failed hug. (Faces blurred for security purposes) pic.twitter.com/GzSLe3JD3I— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 20, 2017
The president’s daughter got in on the fun as well, defending the Senator in the process.
Anonymous sources say @marcorubio planned the alleged failed hug. I have no comment (but I would have hugged him anyway! ?) https://t.co/TChrqWsL4D— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 20, 2017
This story "Did Ivanka Try To Duck Hug With Marco Rubio? They Say No But Instagram Says Maybe." was written by Jesse Bernstein.