Former President Donald J. Trump called it a “disaster,” President Biden’s campaign resorted to dodgy tactics to raise some extra cash, and low-popular Republicans tried to take advantage of Gov. Ron DeSan Tice’s glitch, delayed campaign to gain some attention for himself.
Due to technical difficulties Destroyed Mr. DeSantis’ attempts to make a splash By appearing on Twitter live with the platform’s billionaire owner, Elon Musk, many on the internet couldn’t help but crack jokes — including the two leading presidential candidates and other followers.
Twenty-six minutes of almost dead air, followed by intermittent celebrations of Mr. Musk, made the livestream feel “a bit like a Twitter ad,” and former Trump administration official Alyssa Farah Griffin has already vehemently disapproved of Mr. Musk. Trump, wrote on Twitter. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Trump ally, call his governor “sedative.”
But perhaps no one likes Mr. DeSantis’ stumbling run for president more than his current and likely future rivals.
Mr Trump – still avoiding Twitter in favor of his Truth Social platform – called DeSantis’ statement a “disaster”. “His whole campaign will be a disaster,” he added. “watch!”
On Instagram, Mr Trump posted satirical video A fake Twitter Spaces campaign featuring Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Musk, liberal philanthropist George Soros, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, the Devil and Adolf Hitler, among others.
Not surprisingly, Mr. Biden’s campaign took a more low-key approach: “This link is active,” it wrote, pointing to a website where supporters could donate.
Mr. DeSantis has the support of certain corners of the right-wing media world. Podcast host Ben Shapiro, who has more than 5 million Twitter followers, said the technological breakdown distracted from what Mr. DeSantis was trying to say.
“If you were obsessed with the visuals of the Twitter Spaces glitch, then you probably wouldn’t vote for DeSantis,” Mr. Shapiro wrote. “If you’re interested in political substance, DeSantis might be your candidate.”
Other candidates for the White House in a desperately low-concentration Republican White House are trying to grab some grudging attention for themselves.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson took a similar approach to Mr. Biden, of course tweeting: “Like my policy, this link works,” attaching his A link to the donation page.and Vivek Ramaswamy Accusing Mr. DeSantis of sitting through softball interviews sounds like reading prepared remarks.
“Challenges to the Republican Field,” Mr. Ramaswamy wrote on twitter“No pre-written speeches. No teleprompters. No pre-written interviews. This will be good for authenticity, good for America. I promise to comply.”