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Déjà vu: Bernie Sanders Went Full Marco Rubio During His Response to Trump’s SOTU

While delivering a response to President Trump's State of the Union, Sanders emulated one of the most viral moments in American political history.

By NTK Staff | 02.06.2019 @9:03am

For a minute, Americans watching Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) State of the Union response might have experienced déjà vu when the 2020 presidential hopeful grabbed a water bottle mid-speech Tuesday night.

During his lengthy response to Trump’s State of the Union address, Sanders began to have trouble talking and reached for the bottle of water, which he quickly drank from before returning to his remarks.

Many Americans will remember when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reached for a water bottle while delivering the Republican response to then-President Obama’s State of the Union in 2013.

Rubio drinking from the water bottle quickly became a viral internet moment and is often pointed to by political pundits as another reason why a politician shouldn’t deliver their party’s response to the State of the Union.

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