Former President Donald Trump responded to the presidential announcement from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) with various mocking videos and a cryptic statement about North Korea.
DeSantis made the announcement with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk in a Twitter Spaces audio stream. The platform kept crashing for many users, and some reported minutes of uncomfortable silence as they tried to figure out how to continue.
Trump pushed out a number of videos mocking the glitches and posted his responses on Truth Social, a platform meant to compete with Twitter.
"'Rob,' my Red Button is bigger, better, stronger, and is working (TRUTH!), yours does not! (per my conversation with Kim Jung Un, of North Korea, soon to become my friend!)" Trump wrote.
In one video, Trump accused DeSantis of riding his endorsement into the governorship and then betraying him.
In an earlier post, he bashed the media while welcoming DeSantis to the race.
"I’d like to personally congratulate 'Rob' DeSanctimonious on finally announcing that he will be entering the race for President of the United States. Hopefully he will get the full experience of being attacked by the Marxists, Communists, and Radical Left Lunatics of our Country, without which he will never know the kind of job he is doing. These Lowlifes & Misfits are far worse than the leaders of hostile foreign countries. They must be soundly defeated in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" he wrote.
Here's another of the Trump attack ads posted to Truth Social:
DeSantis used his announcement to go after President Joe Biden and his Democratic policies instead.
"Our border is a disaster. Crime infests our cities. The federal government makes it harder for families to make ends meet," said DeSantis in his video.
"And the president flounders. But decline is a choice. Success is obtainable, and freedom is worth fighting for. Righting the ship requires restoring sanity to our society, normalcy to our communities, and integrity to our institutions," he continued.
"Truth must be our foundation," DeSantis added.
Trump also hit DeSantis on polling that showed that the former president had an enormous advantage in support over the field, although the Florida governor has the most support of the non-Trump candidates.
Here's more about the DeSantis 2024 announcement:
Ron DeSantis announces White House bid in glitchy Twitter event with Elon Muskwww.youtube.com
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