Marco Rubio is giving the phrase “breaking news” a whole new meaning.
The GOP presidential candidate made headlines on Thursday for cracking a tooth. The incident happened aboard a flight to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, when Rubio chomped on a frozen Twix bar.
“I just bit into a Twix bar and I go, ‘man this Twix bar’s got something really hard in it,'” Rubio told The Wall Street Journal. “And I go, ‘Oh my gosh, I cracked my tooth.'”
The Twix debacle quickly became a trending topic on Twitter … and let’s just say, it’s not exactly helping his campaign find its footing after a bad debate performance last week, followed by a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primaries on Monday.
Rubio, 44, joked about the incident at least saying, “I think I’m getting old, man.”
The Florida senator said the injury wasn’t painful, assuring reporters on Thursday that he visited a dentist for a temporary fix. He says he intends to get a permanent replacement as soon as he returns home to Miami.
Reps for Mars (Twix’s parent company) did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
See the biting tweets below.