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Internet Picks On Marco Rubio After He's Pictured in Awkward Hug With Ivanka Trump

"Fake news!" Ivanka later tweeted. "Marco is a great hugger."

Following an inexplicably awkward moment, Ivanka Trump has rushed to the defense of Florida Senator Marco Rubio after their failed hug attracted internet snark.

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The photo is making the rounds on social media, where jokers can’t help but mock the lawmaker with jovial remarks and memes.

Ivanka: Who are you again? Rubio: I'm Marco. Ivanka: Pollo? pic.twitter.com/my9g2EpCwe

June 20, 2017

"Did you guys see that pic of sen Rubio trying to hug Ivanka? Lolz she's cold blooded bruh" pic.twitter.com/RoDoNqi8vj

June 20, 2017

why does this photo of Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump look like two robots trying to hug for the first time? pic.twitter.com/CJJhj3b0k1

June 21, 2017

Star Trek's George Takei cracked: "Ivanka, perhaps you're taking ‘statuesque’ a bit too literally.”

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Even Donald Trump Jr. poked fun at the situation.

There really needs to be more hugs in politics... even failed ones. ? @marcorubio @IvankaTrump https://t.co/gD5L3Aw890

June 20, 2017

Rubio took to Twitter, lightheartedly seeking evidence to prove Ivanka returned his hug after calling for an "investigation."

Based on review of evidence & my own recollection, have concluded no hug was even attempted & press covfefe of alleged failed hug is false

June 20, 2017

“New photo emerges providing more insight into alleged failed hug,” he tweeted.

New photo emerges providing more insight into alleged failed hug. (Faces blurred for security purposes) pic.twitter.com/GzSLe3JD3I

June 20, 2017

Both the senator, who was famously dubbed “Little Marco” by Donald Trump on the campaign trail and the president’s eldest daughter are having fun with the hug that wasn’t.

"Fake news!" Ivanka later tweeted. "Marco is a great hugger."

Anonymous sources say @marcorubio planned the alleged failed hug. I have no comment (but I would have hugged him anyway! ?) https://t.co/TChrqWsL4D

June 20, 2017

Fake news! Marco is an excellent hugger... https://t.co/Dk7XXRQlX8

June 20, 2017

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