‘I’m running for president to lead our great American comeback’: Ron DeSantis’ 2024 race begins in utter chaos as Twitter event with Elon Musk CRASHE several times (but at least he shared his video asking for the return of “mental health” in society”)
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday that he is running for the 2024 Republican presidential primary with a video release
- This happened just before the planned announcement on Twitter led to a disaster with multiple crashes as the event tried to get started.
Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign kicked off in chaos Wednesday night as Twitter spaces with Elon Musk started late and crashed multiple times.
The Florida governor released his first official campaign video Wednesday night ahead of scheduled conversations. The video included a Joe Biden being attacked, saying he was “floundering” as president and promising a “Great American Comeback”.
But Twitter’s highly anticipated announcement got off to a terrible start on Wednesday as the Twitter Spaces feature continually crashed while trying to take off.
Moderator David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur close to Musk, started the conversation by saying DeSantis was engaged in a “social media first” by “making history” with the announcement.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday that he is running for the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
An hour before the video was released, Donald Trump took another swipe at his main competitor – and almost asked DeSantis to face the same kind of attacks from the left that the former president has faced over the past few years. last years.
“I would like to personally congratulate ‘Rob’ DeSanctimonious for finally announcing that he will be entering the race for President of the United States,” he joked in a post on his Truth Social platform. “I hope he lives through the full experience of being attacked by the Marxists, the Communists and the radical left crazies in our country, otherwise he will never know the kind of work he does.”
Trump added: “These Lowlifes & Misfits are far worse than the rulers of hostile foreign countries. They must be soundly defeated in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! »
Just 24 hours before the chat, the contestant’s wife, Casey DeSantis, posted a 30-second clip to her Twitter showcasing the launch. DeSantis reposted the Florida first lady’s tweet.
The video caused confusion, with some believing it to be the official launch of DeSantis’ presidential campaign and others wondering why his team decided to use a narrator with a British accent.
Before launching a bid, DeSantis had to rely on his allies in the Florida legislature to pass legislation that would allow him to run for America’s highest office while still serving his second term as governor of the Sunshine State.
The so-called ‘resign to run’ rule was overturned last month by the Republican supermajority in the Florida Legislature and DeSantis signed the bill, clearing the way for him to launch a presidential bid without being forced to resign. as governor.
DeSantis poses with his family, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis and their three children
DeSantis is seen as Trump’s main competitor
DeSantis is widely seen as the only candidate who could give Trump a run for his money in the 2024 primary.
But Trump still holds a decisive lead in the polls over DeSantis — and every other 2024 Republican challenger.
The former president holds an outright majority, leading the pack with 53% support from Republicans in the latest CNN/SSRS poll released Wednesday, which puts his voter support at double that of DeSantis’ 26% support.
This matches other recent investigations that show DeSantis far behind Trump, with a spread that has only grown with Trump facing a host of legal challenges.
At 44, DeSantis is one of the youngest candidates to put out a bid for the Oval Office and is more than three decades younger than his chief rival.
Some DeSantis supporters say it’s time for new blood and there are even calls for there to be an age limit on who can run for president of the United States as the country prepares to a showdown between Trump, 76, and 80-year-old President Joe Biden.