How to trigger a double tap on an input in Ionic framework?

When you double click an input field the Paste option appears. This is expected behavior if you have something in your clipboard.

However, I would like to enable the scenario where user is holding on the input box (onHold event) so that it then pops up the Paste option.

I successfully detect the onHold event, but I can’t seem to simulate the double tap (or a single tap for that matter) which would then (hopefully) trigger the Paste tooltip to appear.

In a sea of examples I’ve tried, I’m listing this one:

$scope.onHold = function() {
    $timeout(function() {
        var e = document.getElementById('lookupInput');;

        ionic.trigger('doubletap', { target: e });
    }, 100);

onHold function is called on the div element:

<div on-hold="onHold()">
    <input type="text" ng-model="" id="lookupInput">

I must be missing something, as; does put the focus in that input box, but does (seemingly) nothing.

So, any help here would be appreciated!