Issues are off to a pretty begin for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) nascent presidential marketing campaign, which launched this week through a glitchy and disastrous Twitter Area and is now making headlines but once more over the digital actions of terminally on-line prime DeSantis aide Christina Pushaw. Simply sooner or later after DeSantis’ announcement, Pushaw opted to construct momentum by… spending the higher a part of Thursday duking it out with a 16-year-old Trump supporter on Twitter dot com.
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Pushaw, pretty well-known at this level for her face that (for whatever reason!) doesn’t move, went at it with “GOP Josh,” a highschool pupil by day and well-liked pro-Trump Twitter person by evening. On the very least, the web altercation between the ~32-year-old DeSantis aide and 16-year-old Trump supporter took on the critically vital problems with the day: Pushaw’s alleged botox injections (and just a little bit about Ukraine, too!).
The argument started in earnest when Pushaw shared a screenshot of a tweet by somebody with “MAGA” of their username insulting her look: “Name me ugly all you need… have to be powerful when you possibly can’t name me WRONG,” she wrote, adopted by a string of emojis. That’s when GOP Josh chimed in, pondering, “How a lot of the $1M DeStablishment raised yesterday will go in direction of your Botox?”
“Does your mother know what you might be doing on the web,” Pushaw shot back, instigating a right-wing conflict of characteristically not-sick burns. GOP Josh rejoined, “Does your boss know that you just’re a overseas Nationwide?” in obvious reference to stories final yr that Pushaw registered as a overseas agent resulting from her former work for the previous president of Georgia, a former Soviet republic. Don’t fear—Pushaw, initially from California, had a basic locked and loaded within the barrel for this one: “I do know Gavin Newsom thinks he’s a dictator however California isn’t a overseas nation,” she tweeted again.
This appears to be the primary full-out Twitter trade between the 2, however a cursory scroll of Pushaw’s plentiful tweets reveals GOP Josh has lengthy been on the DeSantis aide’s ass. And after Pushaw stopped replying to him on Thursday, he continued to heckle her, replying to a tweet from Pushaw disparaging the Trump marketing campaign by asking point-blank, “Why do you spend all day on Twitter?”
He continued, “Are you representing a severe marketing campaign, or simply the neocon-psyoped try at taking again the Republican Social gathering from true conservatives?” Naturally, her alleged botox got here up once more, as a result of this man is about as inventive as any of us had been at age 16: “I really feel sorry for you, Christina. You had been lied to by somebody who stated it is advisable to inject plastic into your race to really feel stunning. Identical to you had been lied to by your overseas boss that working for DeSantis could be helpful to you/America. I’ll pray for you.”
It’s tempting to jot down off this spectacle of heated beef between a 30-something lady and a excessive schooler as simply one other day on Elon Musk’s Twitter, however I’d say there are some fairly attention-grabbing takeaways right here. As DeSantis has teased his presidential bid for months now, former President Trump has solely gotten nastier and nastier towards his opponent, whereas DeSantis, busy bullying queer teenagers and banning books, has taken a web page from the ol’ Michelle Obama e-book of “once they go low, we go excessive”—a tactic that’s positive to play nicely with the identical Republican base that’s nominated Trump the final two cycles. However the escalating conflict between DeSantis’ prime aide and loud-and-proud Trump proponent Josh hints at simply how crude issues may get between Trump and DeSantis, who had been previously allies for years.
By now, Trump has caught DeSantis with nicknames like “Tiny D,” “Meatball Ron,” and, maybe most devastatingly, “Rob,” and extra lately parodied DeSantis’ Twitter Area presidential announcement with an AI-generated recreation of the Twitter Area that includes the governor alongside Hitler and Devil. In response, DeSantis has relied on his terminally on-line press aide to struggle again by beefing with a toddler on-line. Look, I’ll say it: If DeSantis is severe about profitable this factor, he’s going to have to indicate much more struggle than this. (I pray he doesn’t.)