Ron DeSantis’ performance in the GOP debate might be etched in memory…for all the wrong reasons. The Florida Governor’s presence during the Republican primary debate on Wednesday evening could potentially be more notable for his actions than his words.
To be more precise, it’s what he attempted to do that could remain memorable.
At the Fox News event, DeSantis appeared to make an effort to smile. However, he either reconsidered the idea or simply couldn’t execute it effectively.
DeSantis’ peculiar facial expressions and behavior have frequently been transformed into humorous jokes and viral memes on various social media platforms.
Following the debate on Wednesday night, his unconventional smile endeavor left people cringing:
love smiling like a human pic.twitter.com/5BJWYJaC5g
— Brennan Murphy (@brenonade) August 24, 2023
Brain: “Okay, now smile!”
Brain: “That’s not a smile.”
Brain: “DO BOTH SIDES”
Brain: “NOT LIKE THAT”
Brain: “Okay now you’re doing it on purpose”
Face: 🤖 https://t.co/nLHu3DiRh6
— Jedi Ghost 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🇺🇦 🇺🇸 (@JediCounselor) August 24, 2023
For someone suing Disney he looks an awful lot like a Disney World animatronic here. https://t.co/bfZCj1GFJP
— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) August 24, 2023
I can hear the curb your enthusiasm theme
— Shwaz (@theycallmeshwaz) August 24, 2023
Suddenly I'm 💯 on board with the lizard people conspiracy. https://t.co/i7KbWqYkmY
— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) August 24, 2023
I will forever see this clip in my brain when I read the phrase, "a forced smile." https://t.co/Va0Dn041tZ
— Andrew L. Seidel (@AndrewLSeidel) August 24, 2023
Say what you will about this worthless debate, I will always remember it as the time when Ron DeSantis tried to figure out how to smile for the first time on live television. https://t.co/OLFBq4Uzsp
— Too Big To Fail (@Too_Big_To_Fail) August 24, 2023
This is the look of a person about to snap. They’re going to find him under an overpass in his underwear screaming into a pineapple. https://t.co/B18WtILVlt
— The Dread Pirate Mark Brooks (@MarkBrooksArt) August 24, 2023
If you remember Bobcat Goldthwaite from Police Academy, that's how DeSantis smiles https://t.co/MVlJAO1sJo
— NY2Clt – I am The Negater🟧 (@CharlotteNC2022) August 24, 2023
“But I am telling you right now, that motherf*cker…that motherf*cker right there is NOT real!” https://t.co/sHg4uTREqL
— Sista D.Barnes👑✊🏾🔥 (@sistadbarnes) August 24, 2023