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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference about the Zika virus, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 in Doral, Fla.The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Rubio vows to explain 'alleged failed hug' with Ivanka Trump


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday vowed to explain his seemingly awkward embrace with first daughter Ivanka Trump.

Twitter users earlier Tuesday erupted in mockery when Rubio was photographed in an uncomfortable-looking hug with Ivanka Trump, who is President Trump’s daughter.

Erica Werner, The Associated Press’ congressional reporter, posted the initial image of Rubio meeting Ivanka Trump at the Capitol in Washington earlier that morning.

The cringe-worthy picture inspired a flood of joking posts on social media about Ivanka Trump and Rubio.

Ivanka Trump was reportedly meeting Rubio and Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) to discuss paid family leave policy.

The first daughter has pushed for the issue to have more attention from her father’s White House.

The White House’s budget proposal purportedly includes six weeks of paid family leave as part of unemployment benefits.

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