In a series of social media posts, former President Donald Trump joked about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign announcement.
DeSantis formally ran for the 2024 presidential election on Wednesday after months of speculation.
Twitter owner Elon Musk was scheduled to host a Twitter space on the platform with the governor of Florida at 6 p.m. .
“I am running for president to lead America’s great renaissance,” the governor of Florida said.
Shortly after DeSantis’ announcement, Trump shared a video at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., featuring the announcement of the former president seeking re-election. Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA” plays in the background, while reverb thunders and a video reads “Preparing for launch…” on DeSantis and Musk’s Twitter space.
— Dan Scavino Jr. ???????????? (@DanScavino) May 24, 2023
The video continues to bounce back and forth between Trump taking the stage at Mar-a-Lago and the Twitter spaces of Musk and DeSantis amid continuing technical issues.
A second video shared by President Trump features a rocket with “Ron!” written on it. 2024” fell over instead of launching.
Failed to launch. pic.twitter.com/6IMDQQHSX3
— Team Trump (text TRUMP on 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 24, 2023
“Oh! The launch of DeSanctus TWITTER is a disaster!” Trump wrote to Truth Social. “His entire campaign is going to be a disaster. Clock!”
“Tim Scott’s inauguration was the best presidential ceremony of the week, even if the mic was broken (don’t pay the contractor, Tim!),” said the South Carolina Senate. In another post referring to lawmakers, the former president wrote. “Robbs was a disaster!”
“Is the launch of DeSantis deadly? Yes!” Trump continued.
The third video posted by President Trump features an artificial intelligence-created Twitter space hosted by Musk, featuring speaker DeSantis, Hungarian-American businessman George Soros, and the World Economic Forum. Founder Klaus Schwab, Dick Cheney, Adolf Hitler, the “devil” and the federal government. Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The group talks to each other before asking how the FBI plans to eliminate Trump. And Musk points out that the Twitter space is a public conversation.
Trump said, “Elon, hold the horse down. A real president would say a word.”
After continuing to burn the panel, Trump said, “Ron DeSanctimonias can kiss my big and beautiful 2024 president.”
Trump just posted this video making fun of DeSantis. To be honest I couldn’t stop laughing ????
Trump space soon? pic.twitter.com/xDsWMTUBI3
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) May 25, 2023
He added: “It’s Trump 2024, baby. Let’s go.”
Shortly after the announcement, Donald Trump Jr. simply tweeted, “Desastar.”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 24, 2023
“I know Ron. How he handled his announcement, he’s going to handle this country!” the former president said of DeSantis in another Truth Social post.