Social media sympathizes as Ron DeSantis’ presidential run is overshadowed by the death of Tina Turner
‘Poor Ron, same day announcing Tina Turner’s death… not a great start for him’: Social media sympathizes with Florida governor as his presidential announcement is overshadowed by the death of a rock star
- Twitter users were quick to joke that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was upstaged by ‘rock ‘n’ roll queen’ Tina Turner as he announced his presidential run
- Turner – 8-time Grammy Award winner who sold 200 million albums worldwide – died aged 83 at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland
- DeSantis revealed his decision in a Federal Election Commission filing ahead of an online chat with Twitter CEO Elon Musk
Social media users sent condolences to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after announcing his 2024 presidential run, which was only eclipsed by the death of ‘rock ‘n’ roll queen’ Tina Turner.
Twitter users were quick to joke that the 44-year-old Republican was upstaged, one wrote: ‘Tina Turner, simply the best. Ron DeSantis, simply the worst.
Another said: “Tina Turner comes out in her usual brash, unapologetic style, overshadowing Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement.”
The 8-time Grammy Award winner, who sold 200 million albums worldwide, has died aged 83 at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her rep has said.
DeSantis revealed his decision in a Federal Election Commission filing ahead of an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
Social media users sent condolences to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (left) after he announced his 2024 presidential run to be overshadowed by the death of ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Tina Turner (right)
Turner fans praised the late rock star’s timing with one user saying, “Even after all the beautiful things she gave us, Tina Turner’s last gift stole the thunder from Ron DeSantis.”
While many noted that Turner’s death was the highlight of Wednesday’s news agenda.
“I suspect more Americans will pay attention to today’s news from Tina Turner than to today’s statement from Ron DeSantis,” one user said.
Another said: ‘Tina Turner is dead and so is Ron Desantis’ political career.
Despite the disappointing response, the announcement marks a new chapter in DeSantis’ extraordinary rise from little-known congressman to two-term governor to leading figure in the nation’s bitter struggles over race, gender , abortion and other divisive issues.
Turner fans praised the late rock star’s timing with one user saying, “Even after all the beautiful things she gave us, Tina Turner’s last gift stole the thunder from Ron DeSantis”
DeSantis is considered Trump’s strongest Republican rival, even as the governor faces questions about his far-right policies, campaign persona and lack of connections in the Republican ecosystem.
Still, he has generated considerable interest among GOP primary voters by casting himself as a younger, more eligible version of the 76-year-old former president.
The Republican nominee is expected to face Democratic President Joe Biden in the November 2024 general election ballot.