DeSantis announcement met with major tech issues, Trump reacts with meme
The Twitter Spaces had to be shut down after the site's servers began "melting."
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s Twitter campaign rollout got off to a rough start Wednesday when the livestream crashed, prompting Trump to respond with a video meme contrasting it with his campaign announcement in November.
DeSantis posted a campaign ad to his Twitter before hopping on a Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk to announce his White House bid live, but for more than twenty minutes, the announcement was delayed because the Space kept crashing.
Twitter owner Elon Musk appeared to pin the crash on the high volume of users who tuned in to hear DeSantis speak, overwhelming the social media’s servers and setting off a string of glitches that led to President Trump making a meme of the technical difficulties.
Taking to Truth Social, the former President posted a video comparing a smooth livestream of his November campaign kickoff to DeSantis’s initially disastrous one by comparison.
The video shows Trump walking on stage at Mar-a-Lago to “God Bless the U.S.A” playing in the background. The video then abruptly cuts to a recording of the livestream where one host said the Twitter server was “melting.”
The video cuts back and forth between Trump’s announcement and DeSantis’s. Eventually, Musk can be heard telling DeSantis they’re “just trying to get [the livestream] going,” but are having trouble doing so.
After the long-delayed announcement, the Spaces was successfully relaunched on a different account.
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