'Who does he think he is? Marco Rubio?' asks one debate-watcher

September 26, 2016 11:35 PM

Donald Trump faced criticism for many of his actions and statements at Monday night’s presidential debate against Hillary Clinton – including, of all things, his hydration habits.

Several Twitter users called out the Republican presidential candidate for repeatedly reaching for his water glass at the Hofstra University-hosted event. At a campaign rally earlier this year, Trump mocked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio‘s infamous rebuttal to President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, during which Rubio repeatedly swigged from his water bottle.

Are you voting? Not voting? How do you really feel about the candidates? PEOPLE wants to know! Take our brief survey about the 2016 election now, and receive 20% off in the PEOPLE Shop as a thank you for your time.

Trump’s reliance on his water glass was ironic not just for his past ridicule of Rubio for the same thing. It was also notable in light of his attempts to make an issue of Clinton’s health and “stamina” – something he questioned again on Monday night.

RELATED: Donald Trump: I Have a Winning Temperament … Hillary Clinton Does Not

CNN’s Anderson Cooper took note. “I thought it was interesting, raising the stamina issue when she didn’t take a drink of water the entire 90 minutes and I was drinking a couple of bottles of water, as was he,” Cooper marveled afterward.

Monday night’s debate was the first of three presidential debates leading up to the November election. Around 100 million people were expected to tune in to the political showdown.

You May Like