Let it be said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has a sense of humor — even when it comes to a mishap surrounding the launch of his own presidential campaign.
The Republican is advertising a “DeSantis Breaks Systems” T-shirt on his campaign website.
DeSantis team promoting swag related to campaign launch
“DeSantis breaks systems” pic.twitter.com/QtGtdDSYNY
— Gram Slattery (@G_Slattery) May 25, 2023
The shirt refers to “the internet,” “the deep state,” “corporate media,” and “woke indoctrination” as systems DeSantis is capable of breaking.
The shirt is an allusion to the glitchy Twitter Spaces event in which DeSantis followed up his campaign announcement on Wednesday.
DeSantis was slated for an interview with mega-billionaire Elon Musk — only for the chat to crash, burdened by an exorbitant amount of traffic driven to the platform for the governor’s interview.
Ron DeSantis’ Twitter Spaces campaign launch has, so far, featured:
-Several minutes of silence
-Random throat clearing
-Muffled commentary from Elon Musk about why Spaces isn’t working
-Hosts, including DeSantis disappearing
Great start to his campaign! pic.twitter.com/Zppxlk5HkN
— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 24, 2023
Musk wasn’t averse to making fun of the glitchy launch, either.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2023
DeSantis earlier released a video making the case for his presidential candidacy — in that case, a release that uploaded flawlessly.
I’m running for president to lead our Great American Comeback. pic.twitter.com/YmkWkLaVDg
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) May 24, 2023
Continued efforts to right the ship of the Twitter Spaces event with Musk proved troublesome, according to Axios.
The first Twitter Spaces link was scrapped when it failed to take off from the ground. The second variant of the event was marred with audio glitches and disrupted connections.
DeSantis’ critics — including former President Donald Trump — took a victory lap at the governor’s expense following the glitchy launch.
— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) May 25, 2023
DeSantis starts his presidential campaign with a significant base of support in the Republican primary, although he still trails handily to Trump.
Trump leads an aggregate of major polls with 53.9 percent of GOP support, whereas DeSantis trails with 21.3 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.