‘Biggest fail in campaign launches in history’: DeSantis mocked for shambolic Twitter launch

‘Biggest fail in campaign launches in history’: Ron DeSantis is mocked for shambolic Twitter room presidential announcement with Elon Musk that crashes five times and leaves users bamboozled

  • Ron DeSantis on Wednesday night was due to launch his presidential campaign live on Twitter, during a 6pm ET discussion with Elon Musk
  • The launch was immediately hit with technical problems: it began late, and then crashed swiftly 
  • Frantic tech advisers could be heard in the background, as the moderator David Sacks declared that so many people were listening it melted the internet 

Ron DeSantis has been ridiculed online for his attempt to launch his presidential campaign on Twitter, with tech failures preventing the discussion with Elon Musk. 

The launch was due to take place on Wednesday at 6pm Eastern Time.

Yet Twitter was unable to cope with the traffic, and the servers repeatedly crashed.

The event was initially delayed by several minutes, and when it began the audio frequently cut out.

Moderator David Sacks said so many people were trying to listen that it was ‘melting the internet’.

By 6:30pm, the audio was down and DeSantis was yet to utter a word. They began again around 10 minutes later, with Sacks congratulating DeSantis for ‘breaking the internet’ and Musk saying it was refreshing not to have ‘canned speeches and teleprompters – it’s real.’

The internet erupted in mockery. 

‘Who here thinks #DeSantis would have been better off launching on Disney streaming? #Fail,’ tweeted one, referencing DeSantis’s bruising battle with the entertainment company.

‘Biggest fail in campaign launches in history,’ tweeted another. ‘Nice one DeSantis. Brought to you by Elon L Musk.’

Ron DeSantis intended to launch his presidential campaign on Twitter on Wednesday evening, but the technology crashed

One person tweeted a meme of an engineer staring at a server, captioned: ‘Elon right now.’

Another shared a picture of a rocket exploding – playing with the title of the event: ‘Presidential Launch’.

He captioned the picture: ‘Ron DeSantis learning what happens when you launch things with Elon Musk’.

Others commented on how astonishing it was that the demand was not predicted, and that additional server bandwidth was not secured. 

‘It is having issues,’ said one.

‘DeSantis 2024: Technical issues,’ joked another. 

Another speculated: ‘Welp maybe Elon was planning to ruin the Desantis rollout’. 

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