Though they share the same political party, it's no secret that Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and President Donald Trump have a bit of a complicated history, and an at times contentious relationship.
During the Presidential Primaries, Rand was quoted calling Trump a "delusional narcissist and orange-faced windbag" and compared the President to being a spec of dirty in your eye. Not nice words for your now President. But the two had never shared much of relationship with Trump being mostly an outsider, and Paul being someone who always goes against the Republican norm (sorta). So it's no shocker that some of that hostility has carried over from the Primaries into the Presidency and the two, although it may be low key, still remember the words that were thrown both ways. Ultimately Paul did vote for Trump after he won the nomination but we know he was just saving face with that.
So when President Trump walked into a press conference on Thursday and greeted seemingly everyone around Senator Paul but ignored him, the awkward close-up of Paul's reaction was priceless. People couldn't stop laughing at just how disgusted he looked. Or maybe apathetic? It's hard to tell but Rand Paul certainly wasn't here for President Trump.
Watch for yourself:
Well that's uncomfortable. He doesn't look like he could any less excited to be in that room.
While the cameras were rolling to capture the press conference, Senator Paul inadvertently stole the spotlight and Twitter was LIVING for it! The memes couldn't be stopped.
There were gifs...
Let's freeze that reaction, shall we?
It's kind of like...
If only for a moment, Twitter felt solidarity with the Senator:
Take deep breaths Rand, and call Oprah. She can soothe the soul.