'Bad on so many fronts': Morning Joe pounces on DeSantis' 'meltdown' campaign launch
Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough (MSNBC screenshot)

On Thursday morning, the panel of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" pounced all over the glitchy 2024 presidential campaign announcement by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Twitter, with co-host Mika Brzezinski summing it up as "awkward" at best.

Thursday's show began with a parody video in black and white that compared the delay and bumbling chatter by DeSantis, Twitter owner Elon Musk and moderator David Sacks to antiquated 1950's technology.

After running the clip, Brzezinski blurted, "That was awkward," as co-host Joe Scarborough simply said "Wow."

"We can obviously talk about this an awful lot," co-host Joe Scarborough contributed. "The thing is, we're in the age of Twitter. We're in the age of social media so everybody is going to freak out at that exact moment, and they certainly did. There was a meltdown over the meltdown. It was bad. I mean, it was bad on so many fronts. but he raised some money, he got people talking about him today, not in a positive way."

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"There is a long way to go," he added. "This would be like the first game of 162-game baseball season, and your star pitcher getting the ball and accidentally throwing it and hitting himself in the face. It happens -- but there's 161 other games left. It just shows, you know, they may just have to start talking to some people who have done this before instead of relying just on themselves because they don't want to repeat this too many times moving forward."

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