A presidential candidate had to make an emergency stop Thursday morning -- at the dentist's office.
To run a presidential campaign these days you need a lot of confidence, a lot of money, and, as it turns out, a good dentist.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio learned that lesson Wednesday evening when he cracked a tooth while eating a Twix candy bar, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Rubio was aboard a flight when the accident happened.
“I just bit into a Twix bar and I go, ‘Man this Twix bar’s got something really hard in it,’” the Florida senator told reporters, according to the Journal. “And I go, ‘Oh my gosh, I cracked my tooth.’”
He stopped Thursday morning at a dentist’s office in South Carolina to have the tooth temporarily fixed with resin filler, the paper said. He’ll return to his regular dentist in Florida for a permanent fix at a later date, the campaign said.
South Carolina holds its presidential primary on Feb. 20. It’s seen as a key state, particularly for Rubio who suffered a disappointing fifth place finish in New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday.
Not surprisingly, the incident proved fodder for many a comment on social media...
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 11, 2016
BREAKING: Rubio says the Twix bar that broke his tooth was frozen.
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) February 11, 2016
Q: What time was Rubio's press conference scheduled for?
A: Tooth hurty
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) February 11, 2016
Marco Rubio cracking a tooth is no laughing matter, unless of course during the next debate he whistles at every "S" sound
— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) February 11, 2016
Top image (cropped) by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons License.