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Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Wednesday to blast Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a bizarre post that immediately sparked confusion.

"'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 said in the post.

The comment came after DeSantis formally announced his presidential campaign on the Twitter "Spaces" platform. However, the announcement was marred by a series of technical difficulties that caused the event to be delayed by at least 30 minutes.

"Bonkers," Matthew Brodsky, a political strategist and senior fellow at the Gold Institute for International Strategy, tweeted in response to Trump's post.

"DeSantis has been talking about detailed and substantive policy issues for the last hour," conservative writer A.G. Hamilton added. "This is what you get from Trump. If people want idiocracy and entertainment, Trump might be the better option. If you want substance on the right, DeSantis is it."

"Nobody thinks this is sane; they’re just afraid to admit it," said David Reaboi, a political commentator and fellow at Claremont Institute.

DeSantis' official campaign launch came after months of speculation about his presidential ambitions. The announcement immediately makes him a top contender to win the Republican nomination next year.
DeSantis on Wednesday used his announcement to, among other things, punch back at the NAACP's travel advisory targeting his state. The left-wing organization announced this week that it would issue a formal travel advisory warning Black Americans against visiting Florida.

New York CNN —

Twitter’s livestream event with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis crashed and was delayed on Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of users logged on to hear DeSantis announce his bid for the White House.

Sound from the livestream event — which was held on Twitter Spaces and hosted by owner Elon Musk and tech entrepreneur David Sacks — cut in and out in the first minutes after starting.

“We’ve got so many people here that we are kind of melting the servers,” Sacks said at one point.

More than 500,000 Twitter users joined the event, which was ultimately ended and then restarted, delaying DeSantis’ announcement by nearly half an hour. When the event was relaunched using Sacks’ account, only around 250,000 users ultimately listened in.

Twitter has faced a variety of outages and technical issues since Musk took over the platform late last year. Shortly after acquiring the company, Musk laid off large numbers of technical and other staff and reduced Twitter’s server capacity in an effort to cut costs.

In recent months, Twitter has faced multiple service outages that affected the ability of thousands of users to access the site, to view images and to read tweets on their timelines. Users have also previously reported issues with the app’s two-factor authentication tool, seeing replies listed above a tweet rather than below it and seeing old tweets show up repeatedly in their feed or mentions.

Musk and Sacks admitted on Wednesday that the limited capacity of Twitter’s servers played into the issues it faced getting the DeSantis event underway. “I think you broke the internet there,” Sacks said when the event was relaunched.
Attempting to spin the launch issue in a positive direction, Sacks said: “You know you’re breaking new ground when there’s bugs and scaling issues.”

Twitter’s Spaces product was not necessarily built to host events with hundreds of thousands of listeners. Most other Spaces have — at most — several hundred listeners at a time. Spaces was described as a “prototype” and “janky” tool by a former Twitter employee familiar with its development.

“Spaces was largely a prototype, not a finished product,” the former employee told CNN. “It’s a beta test that never ended.”

They added that Spaces relies on a mix of Twitter’s technical infrastructure and Amazon Web Services servers, “things that aren’t intended to handle Twitter-scale traffic.”

Twitter acquired the video streaming platform Periscope in 2015. The former employee said Twitter Spaces had been built on Periscope’s existing infrastructure and not integrated with Twitter properly — which likely contributed to Wednesday’s technical problems.

After restarting, the event ran for close to an hour. Sacks acknowledged the glitch again at the end, saying, “It’s not how you started, it’s how you finish and we finished strong.”
I have a feeling DeSantis is going to win the primary. Dude is running such a thoughtful campaign.
>Waited until the legislative session ended before announcing so he can tout conservative accomplishments
>Announced on Twitter, sidelining legacy media
>Obviously has support of Musk
>Has already built a massive Iowa machine
agreed, on top of that Trump is in much poorer health (physically and mentally) than is generally known. Biden will probably outlive him. Desantis looks young and spry and doesn't slur his words from dentures like both of the elderly candidates.
that bloated tard doesn't have a chance in hell but it's entertaining to watch the machine go to bat for him
He's also being supported by a WEF advocate, obama backers and Israel.

Any conservative worth their salt wouldn't vote for him, because he will undoubtedly turn the party further to authoritarianism.
>>Waited until the legislative session ended before announcing so he can tout conservative accomplishments
Getting clowned on by Disney isn't an accomplishment
>>Announced on Twitter, sidelining legacy media
Or no other news network cared about
>>Obviously has support of Musk
One of the least charismatic people alive
>>Has already built a massive Iowa machine
It's a backwater state that's already mostly red with only a few million people living there.
same here, and I dont think Trump is smart enough not to run third party, or at least too narcissistic not to. We can only hope someone edges out Biden in the primary, because the general election is probably going to be handed to the dems on a silver platter via Trump
The Star Wars hotel is shutting down cuz nobody could afford it. You can believe whatever narrative you want, but Mickey spanked his ass
Twitter spaces is not exactly upper echelon. Elon's popularity has been in the shitter for ages now.
And I lived in Iowa for a good chunk of 2022. It is a shit hole, even Cedar Rapids and Des Moines are boring as fuck
iowa was always a backwater, progressives had better relations with farmers until recently. ron desantis sucks plenty of corporate dick, btw. all politicians do. enjoy your day
>MSM is yesterdays news boomer, try to keep up
Funny how you're in an MSM thread on the MSM board complaining how irrelevant the MSM is.
yeah. he has ideas and initiative. Trump is good at one thing - bluster. accomplished nothing in office despite republicans having complete control of house and senate.
literally who?
so when the party officially nominates DeSantis over Trump, are you guys still going with the "MAGA extremists party of Trump" line? make time to shop some new retarded messaging.
messaging wont matter when Trump runs third-party and splits the vote

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