Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was mocked by Twitter users following his presidential campaign launch via Twitter Spaces on Wednesday, which was riddled with technical issues.
It wasn’t just Twitter users that noticed; the DailyMail ran a headline that called DeSantis’s Twitter Spaces chat the “biggest fail in campaign launches in history.”
Meanwhile, The Verge and Business Insider both ran headlines calling the Florida Governor’s presidential launch “disastrous.”
Joe Biden even joined in the attacks, tweeting, “This link works,” along with a link to his fundraising page (most likely one of Joes’ handlers wrote the tweet.)
As Brietbart reported:
The Twitter Spaces call, scheduled to launch at 6 p.m. Eastern, began several minutes late as one unidentified voice whispered that it was “quiet.” David Sacks, the entrepreneur hosting the event, began to introduce Elon Musk and asserted that this was “historic” before the audio cut out. From then on, the audio continued to cut out several times, with continued echoing and seemingly random voices — not the voice of the governor, whom the conversation was all about.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted that DeSantis had a lower turnout on Twitter Spaces for his Presidential launch than when she streamed herself on Twitch playing video games.
“We had more people join when I played Among Us,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Columnist David Marcus said DeSantis’s launch was “the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to a presidential candidate.”
“DeSedative,” Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) tweeted while the Twitter Spaces was live.
Conservative influencer Rogan O’Handley called Ron DeSantis’s presidential announcement “bizarre.”
“This is honestly so bizarre to listen to DeSantis’ announcement Trump made you Governor Trump is crushing the polls,” O’Handley tweeted. “WHY would you enter this race now and divide the GOP?!”
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