Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his bid for the White House through a Twitter spectacle that quickly turned into a digital comedy show. It seems like Twitter couldn’t handle the sheer magnitude of people wanting to see what DeSantis had to say, and the servers decided to throw in the towel.
Over half a million eager folks were attempting to tune in to witness his speech, but they were greeted with a spinning wheel of doom. It took 30 minutes before DeSantis could finally announce that he was running for President of the United States to lead the “Great American Comeback.”
Although former POTUS Donald Trump is expelled from Twitter, he continues to push his narratives on his new platform, TRUTH Social. He couldn’t resist the opportunity to poke fun at his old ally’s disastrous campaign launch. Trump and his team unleashed a barrage of mocking videos and social media posts, turning the DeSantis debacle into a full-blown roast.
Donald Trump Trolls Ron DeSantis on TRUTH Social.
He shared a video on TRUTH Social, and now Twitter users are having fun with it. The video hilariously imagines a lineup of interesting speakers at DeSantis’ event, including the likes of George Soros, Adolf Hitler, Dick Cheney, and even Satan himself. Well, at least Trump has a talent for creative visuals and an abundance of meme-worthy ideas.
Trump didn’t stop there; he also took a swipe at DeSantis’ campaign slogan, accusing him of plagiarism. He claimed that the phrase “Great American Comeback,” which DeSantis used to launch his bid, was stolen from Trump’s own 2020 State of the Union address. The former President suggested that DeSantis’ communications team was so busy trying to put out the fires caused by the launch disaster that they couldn’t come up with an original message.
A Jab at Elon Musk for Entertaining DeSantis on Twitter.
Furthermore, he taunted DeSantis with a pair of attack ads and passing statements with wordplays on his last name. He even took a playful jab at DeSantis by congratulating another politician, Tim Scott, for having the “best Presidential launch of the week,” while labeling DeSantis’ attempt as a “catastrophe.” And to top it off, he shared a video featuring Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket with the words “Ron! 2024” crashing and burning.
Finally, Trump couldn’t resist boasting about his own social media platform, proudly proclaiming that his “Red Button is bigger, better, stronger, and is working (TRUTH!),” while insinuating that DeSantis’ button, along with Elon Musk’s Twitter, must be malfunctioning.
Trouble in the Republican Paradise.
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis have both emerged as prominent figures within the Republican Party in recent years. Both have supported each other in the past, but their relationship has deteriorated over the years. Once allies, they are now competing for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. They have also staked out conflicting positions on major policy issues, such as immigration, COVID-19, trade, and foreign policy. Some sources suggest that DeSantis sees himself as a more reliable and principled conservative than Trump, while others criticize him as a demagogue and a mini-Trump.
During the 2016 presidential election, Ron DeSantis publicly endorsed Donald Trump’s candidacy and actively campaigned for him in Florida. Trump’s unexpected victory in the election solidified their political alliance. In 2018, DeSantis ran for the governorship of Florida and received Trump’s endorsement, which played a significant role in his primary and general election victories. After assuming office as Florida’s governor in 2019, DeSantis maintained a close relationship with Trump. He even aligned himself with Trump’s approach during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, as the 2024 presidential election approached, speculations arose regarding Trump’s potential candidacy. DeSantis, too, was considered a potential contender for the Republican nomination. While both Trump and DeSantis enjoy strong support from the conservative base, their relationship became more complex as they emerged as potential rivals for the presidential nomination. This led to moments of friendly competition and occasional lighthearted banter between the two.
Despite their potential rivalry, Trump’s influence and endorsement still carry significant weight within the Republican Party, and his support could be a critical factor in determining DeSantis’ political trajectory. According to a recent poll conducted by SSRS on behalf of CNN, Trump remains the frontrunner in the Republican primary race, garnering support from 53% of Republican voters. Whereas, DeSantis trails behind with 26%.