Trump mocks his Republican rival’s glitchy campaign launch – RT World News
Some users listening to Ron DeSantis’ announcement on Twitter Spaces had no sound, while others couldn’t access it at all
Donald Trump has ridiculed Ron DeSantis after the Florida governor’s campaign launch for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in a live broadcast on Twitter Spaces was overshadowed by multiple glitches on Wednesday.
“Wow! The launch of DeSanctus TWITTER is a DISASTER! His whole campaign will be a disaster. SHOW!“wrote the former president on the Truth Social platform, adopting a shortened version of the”DeSanctimoniousnickname he coined to describe his fellow GOP prospect.
In a separate post, Trump praised Sen. Tim Scott’s campaign, which was officially announced on Monday. The former US executive didn’t miss the opportunity to compare Scott’s launch to that of DeSantis, which he called “disaster.”
The DeSantis campaign submitted a filing to the US Federal Election Commission confirming his candidacy for president on Wednesday afternoon, and hours later he made the announcement on Twitter Spaces with CEO Elon Musk. However, the virtual event was marred by technical issues, meaning some users were unable to hear speakers or access the live stream.
The Florida governor was several percentage points ahead of Trump in the race for the Republican nomination as recently as February, according to a Yahoo/YouGov survey, although the former president has taken a lead in recent years. month.
Despite his indictment for falsifying business documents in New York in early April, Trump now enjoys the support of 53% of Republican voters compared to 26% for DeSantis, a CNN poll showed Wednesday.
All of the other contenders for the GOP nomination trail far behind the pair.
Trump has repeatedly criticized his main rival, calling DeSantis “unfair” and one “RINO (republican in name only) globalist.The former president also took credit for electing DeSantis as governor of Florida in 2018.
DeSantis refused to engage in a war of words with Trump, stressing that he “spending my time smearing other Republicans.“The Governor of Florida has insisted that all of his efforts are focused on defeating incumbent Democrat Joe Biden.
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