Former President Donald Trump’s allies mocked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ahead of his 2024 Presidential campaign, blasting the Florida governor for his choice to make the anticipated announcement on Twitter while criticizing his campaign.
In a statement, Karoline Leavitt, a spokesperson for the Trump-aligned Make America Great Again Inc., described DeSantis’s campaign as the “most out-of-touch campaign launches in modern history.”
Leavitt added that the “only thing less relatable than [DeSantis’] niche campaign launch on your Twitter is [his] after party at the uber elite Four Seasons resort in Miami.”
Leavitt also claimed more Americans realized how “out of step” DeSantis was in their values and how “unelectable” the former Governor would be as a Presidential candidate.
Trump campaign aides also mocked DeSantis after reports surfaced that the Florida Governor would officially enter the 2024 Presidential race by hosting a conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces Wednesday (May 24) night.
Steven Cheung, a spokesman for the Trump campaign, shared a screenshot of DeSantis’ announcement of the plans, which mistakenly listed the date of the event as March 24 instead of May 24.
“Amateur hour at the gator farm,” Cheung tweeted.
Cheung and another Trump campaign aide, Chris LaCavita, also slammed DeSantis’ new website, which as of Tuesday (May 22) afternoon, had only a photo of the Florida Governor poking his eyes out of water.
Cheung shared a photo of alligator skin boots, seemingly a reference to a photo that went viral last year of DeSantis wearing heeled boots.
Shortly before the news of DeSantis’ campaign launch broke, LaCivita mocked DeSantis’ list of accomplishments, citing a tweet from a DeSantis supporter with the phrase: “his biggest accomplishment … is generating more candidates!”
The insults from the Trump team are a preview of things to come as DeSantis, widely seen as the former president’s most formidable challenger in the GOP primaries, officially enters the race after months of speculation.