Ron DeSantis has been put into the part of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott in The Office in a video that Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. The actor is made fun of for wearing a woman’s outfit.
“Imagine when next time it’s not an obvious spoof from The Office but an attempt to depict itself as legitimate and much more nefarious,” CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted.
“Don Jr among others has shared this video. I don’t think any of us are ready for this next election online,” Alex Thompson of Axios said.
Folks, we simply are not ready for the 2024 GOP primary themes, Democratic consultant Tim Hogan continued.
“Rhonda Santis is a perfect drag name, just saying,” Mr Hogan tweeted.
Philip Germain at the Lincoln Project added: “I am once again asking for Steve Carrell to play DeSantis on SNL.”
“I for one welcome the onslaught of election-season deepfakes,” Jesse Walker of Reason magazine wrote.
Don Jr. among others has shared this video.
I don’t think any of us are ready for this next election online.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) May 27, 2023
The Florida governor started to fight back while Mr. DeSantis’s glitch-filled campaign kickoff was still being made fun of.
He attacked former President Donald Trump, who is his major opponent for the GOP nomination in 2024, saying that Trump “is a different guy” now than when he initially ran for office.
According to polls, Mr. Trump is in the lead over all other Republican contenders for the party’s presidential nomination, with Mr. DeSantis coming in second.
In a hectic Twitter Spaces event with billionaire Elon Musk earlier this week, Mr. DeSantis formally launched his own campaign for the White House.
According to USA Today, the governor claimed to be campaigning more conservatively and to the right of Mr. Trump while speaking to radio host Matt Murphy.
“It seems like he’s running to the left and I have always been somebody that’s just been moored in conservative principles,” said Mr DeSantis.
“So these will be interesting debates to have, but I can tell you, you don’t win nationally by moving to the left, you win nationally by standing for bold policy. We showed that in Florida. I never watered down anything I did.”
Furthermore, according to Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Trump is not the same guy who initially sought for office.
“I don’t know what happened to Donald Trump – this is a different guy today than when he was running in 2015 and 2016 and I think the direction that he’s going with his campaign is the wrong direction,” Mr DeSantis said.
Furthermore, he criticized Mr. Trump for how he handled the Covid-19 outbreak while in administration.
“I think [Trump] did great for three years, but when he turned the country over to Fauci in March of 2020 that destroyed millions of people’s lives,” Mr DeSantis said on a podcast.
“And in Florida, we were one of the few that stood up, cut against the grain, took incoming fire from media, bureaucracy, the left, even a lot of Republicans, had school open, preserved businesses.”