‘Pure Authoritarianism’: Joy Reid Slams DeSantis Campaign Rollout As A ‘Hot Mess’

MSNBC Host Joy Reid took presidential candidate and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to task over his rocky campaign rollout on Thursday’s episode of “The ReidOut.”

DeSantis launched his presidential campaign on Twitter spaces alongside Twitter CEO Elon Musk and tech entrepreneur David Sacks. The highly-anticipated campaign launch was riddled with technical bugs which caused a significant delay and made DeSantis the subject of ridicule. (RELATED: ‘Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly’: CNN Panel Reacts To DeSantis’ ‘Bumbled’ Twitter Announcement)

“The rollout was odd, embarrassing, marred by technical glitches from the start. Frankly, it was a hot mess that imploded in real time in a very public way,” Reid said.

“It was an unusual decision to begin with, right? DeSantis kicking off his much-anticipated battle with Donald Trump on an audio only platform called Twitter spaces.”

She compared DeSantis’ launch with his 2018 ads in which he campaigned with the…


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