The Huffington Post reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appearance at Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate might be best remembered not for what he said, but what he did. Or rather, what he tried to do. DeSantis seemed to attempt a smile at the end of an applause line, then either thought better of it or simply failed to pull it off during the Fox News event. DeSantis’ odd facial expressions and mannerisms have often been turned into jokes and memes on social media.
Read the full article. The screenshot above doesn’t do justice to the strange moment, which went wildly viral on TikTok overnight.
love smiling like a human pic.twitter.com/5BJWYJaC5g
— Brennan Murphy (@brenonade) 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
Suddenly I’m 💯 on board with the lizard people conspiracy. https://t.co/i7KbWqYkmY
— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) 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