At the Republican presidential debate in Miami, Florida on November 8, Florida governor Ron DeSantis did try to smile and look the part but his attempt at winning people over with his smile didn’t’ work as it came across as fake.
He also has a tendency to lick his lips when smiling and he did so again at the debate which came across as creepy. He did manage to stop himself in time but came across as fake still as he continues to struggle to connect with people.
Washington Times opinion editor Charles Hurt said, “When you have to take actual laughing lessons and you have to practice smiling, it’s a problem.”
National Review’s Rich Lowry said, “Someone needs to tell DeSantis that no smile is better than a fake smile.
X also exploded with comments on his smile.
The problem is people who have a hard time relating to others can never make good politicians, no matter how amazing they look on paper. He may have a glowing resume but his strange penchant for high-heeled boots also does not help his cause.
The rumours about him wearing boots with lifts were also propagated by Trump himself as he shared social media images on his Truth Social platform showing images of DeSantis in his boots recently.
Trump also captioned the post, “Tell me he’s not wearing hidden heels.”
Ron DeSantis did respond to the tweet by Trump in an interview with Newsmax The Balance.
“I know Donald Trump and a lot of his people have been focusing on things like footwear. I’ll tell ya this: if Donald Trump can summon the balls to show up to the debate, I’ll wear a boot on my head. This is the time for substance.”
The comment however instead of helping him redeem himself, instead became fodder for even more comedy. Comedian John Oliver made fun of him on the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Oliver said of DeSantis that he can’t claim it was time for substance just after promising to wear a boot on his head, but also that DeSantis is just so bad at comebacks.
“Even if you weren’t running against one of the world’s greatest bullies, it looks so pathetic that you thought it was a good comeback. Never before has a politician had such a ‘kid with the rolling backpack wearing a tie to class’ energy.”
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