Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can’t be thrilled with the way that his week’s been going. First, he trotted out to survey Hurricane Ian damage, and god only knows what he was thinking while getting dressed (for what was obviously a photo op) because the public dragged him for wearing pristine white boots that looked like they came out of Nancy Sinatra’s costume closet. This distraction (and interruption from actual rescue work) does nothing to help DeSantis (who’s running for reelection and will probably win against Dem. Rep. Charlie Crist) in his obvious quest to eventually run for president. And now, he’s looking humiliated while residents of his own state flocked to Joe Biden and DeSantis slunk by like a pouty emo in the wrong outfit.
DeSantis couldn’t have been thrilled (and right-wing conspiracy theorists would probably agree) for a few reasons: (1) He was in close proximity to the so-called Dark Brandon; (2) A photo captured him looking extremely irritated while Florida residents looked as though they were fawning over Biden. This second aspect proved to be especially telling, given that a Very Florida Man (with a Cracker/Endangered Species t-shirt and everything) was involved and looked thrilled to be talking to the Democratic president.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci captured the goods.
Yes, Joe Biden simply showed up to do what presidents do, and this happened.
Ron DeSantis does not look like a happy camper. pic.twitter.com/mwnoJlxvHX
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) October 5, 2022
Soon enough, some “Hello darkness my old friend” remarks surfaced, along with mention that “Florida man has ghosted him for Dark Brandon.” This went down on DeSantis’ home turf, which couldn’t have been fun for him.
I can’t get over how amazing this photo of Biden and DeSantis is. pic.twitter.com/S1NWkDxVeP
— Harry Sisson (@harryjsisson) October 6, 2022
Sad trombone for DeSantis because folks only wanted to hang out with Dark Brandon, of course. pic.twitter.com/768l2CD4Ip
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 6, 2022
Chad Dark Brandon: *holding frame*
Beta-cuck DeSantis: “Hello darkness my old friend”. pic.twitter.com/ZguZKsokRw
— Moonlight Child (Metamorphosis Arc ) (@mnlghtchld0) October 6, 2022
Ron DeSantis’ face on realizing that Florida man has ghosted him for Dark Brandon… https://t.co/hPRyNbMNIF
— Hadley Sheley (@HadleySheley) October 6, 2022
I’m as glad as anyone that this pic is humiliating Ron DeSantis. That being said, we gonna just ignore the “CRAKER, endangered species” T-shirt? WTF is wrong with Floridians? pic.twitter.com/IOSRvt5hXT
— FakeJoeBiden (@fake_biden) October 6, 2022
That wasn’t all, though. Soon enough memes, including Chad vs. Virgin, surfaced.
Ron DeSantis should, I am not joking, fire his press office for allowing him to step directly into this hilarious Chad vs Virgin meme living tableau. pic.twitter.com/G6rnsX2nfV
— DIE Coordinator for “The Bart, The” Foundation (@kisstheblade_) October 6, 2022
the virgin ron pic.twitter.com/K8GS4NDUYM
— kilgore trout, death to putiner (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 6, 2022
Ron DeSantis only functions when at a podium or on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/fIJvZF9kXX
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) October 6, 2022
I am begging everyone to use this meme as a meme format so much that it becomes impossible for desantis to run for President pic.twitter.com/ddBU73ikaa
— memes (@OrganizerMemes) October 6, 2022
Dark Brandon is making Ron Desantis look horrible, and he’s not even trying. He’s just doing what he loves, meeting with the people.
Meanwhile, Desantis is used to being surrounded by yes men & having controlled Fox news pressers. pic.twitter.com/6BbjrbHE56
— Real Republican (@JohnBar00589422) October 6, 2022
WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE A LOSER: After spending every waking minute trashing President Biden;
After having voted years ago, to deny ALL other States, disaster help;
Whiny, loser, Gov. Ron DeSantis, had to ask Biden for help.
— Samia Ali Salama (@SamiaAliSalama) October 6, 2022
Is it time to head to Martha’s Vineyard, DeSantis? Too soon.