It was not a good evening for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who decided to formally announce his candidacy for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination on Twitter, joined by Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
To put it mildly, the social media rollout was riddled with glitches and a completely embarrassment, as HuffPost notes.
Elon Musk, Twitter’s owner and former CEO, had teased the announcement for days, but things quickly went awry as audio feeds cut out and Twitter staff could be heard cutting in to try and fix the situation. At one point, more than 500,000 people seemed to be tuned in to the Twitter Spaces event before it suddenly went offline. Musk was able to launch a new online venue, but only about half of the original viewers were able to join.
Afterwards, the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign sent out a tweet that was clearly meant to mock DeSantis.
That was followed by celebratory tweets applauding the shade Biden had just thrown at DeSantis.