Desantis stance meme format depicting the florida governor standing in front of a turning point usa backdrop for a photoshoot at an event.

DeSantis Stance

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Updated Aug 25, 2022 at 06:55PM EDT by Zach.

Added Aug 25, 2022 at 11:56AM EDT by Adam.

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DeSantis Stance is a photograph of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hunched awkwardly next to Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at a 2022 event for Turning Point USA. The picture was widely mocked and memed on social media by many, with some comparing Desantis' stance to awkward stances typical of former President Donald Trump.

Origin

On August 22nd, 2022, Twitter user @lizchar[1] posted a picture of Ron DeSantis standing awkwardly next to Doug Mastriano at a Turning Point USA event, writing, "Just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that." The tweet gained over 1,200 retweets and 21,000 likes in three days (shown below).

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Spread

As the tweet spread online in late August 2022, many compared DeSantis' stance to stances typical of Donald Trump. For example, Twitter user @Goodpoliticguy[2] joked that DeSantis was copying Trump's β€œthis is my first day with human arms” stance on August 22, 2022, gaining over 20 retweets and 800 likes in three days (shown below, left). Similarly, Twitter user @briantylercohen[3] joked the same day that DeSantis looked like it was his first day with arms, gaining over 2,800 retweets and 44,000 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).


Mac @GoodPoliticGuy Damn Ron even copied Trumps signature "this is my first day with human arms" stance Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION P NG ACTION TURNING POINT ACTIO ING TACTION B TURN POINT TURN POINCTION NING IT ACTION RNING POINT ACTION TURNING ING TURNING POINT ACTION ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION CTION TURNING POINT ACTION NING NTACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT AC POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION TURI TURN DIN TUNING POINT ACT ING TACTION Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen Congrats to Ron DeSantis on his first day with arms. Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION a NG ON TURNING POINT ACTIO ING TACTION TURN POINT NING IT ACTION TORTION ARNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTI ING TURNING POINT ACTION ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION G CTION TURNING POINT ACTION NING NT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT AC POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION : TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION TURN TURN DIN C ING TACTION TUNING POINT ACT

Others made jokes about DeSantis' stance as the image continued to be used in image caption memes on Twitter. On August 22nd, user @FPWellman[4] was one of several tweeters who compared DeSantis to Edgar, the villain of Men In Black who is taken over by an alien wearing his skin as a suit, gaining over 20 retweets and 230 likes in three days (shown below, left). Also that day, Twitter user @borgposting[5] used the picture of DeSantis as a reaction image, joking "trying on suits at jcpenney with mom," gaining over 110 retweets and 1,800 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).


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Various Examples


GONELIKEHELLMACHINE @golikehellmachi okay i think i am bought into josh marshall's theory that desantis is padding his suits to make himself look bigger and more trump-like Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that NG ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION H ING TACTION TURNING POINT ACTIO TURN POINT NING IT ACTION ORNING POINT ACTION TORTION ING TURNING POINT ACTION ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION CTION TURNING POINT ACTION CUR TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TUINTACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION TURN DIN ING TUNING POINT ACT I Think You Should Leave memes & content @ITYSL_memes Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION NG ACTION TUR RNING POINT ACTION CTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TION POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TUN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION Rick Wilson βœ” @TheRickWilson Your planet's atmosphere and gravity are strange to us, and these bodies are still awkward." Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION NG ACTION TURNING POINT ACTIO ING TACTION TURN POINT TURN POIN NING IT ACTION RNING POINT ACTION CTION ING TURNING POINT ACTION ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION CTION A TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION : TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION PUIS TURN DIN ING TACTION TUNING POINT ACT Hi, I'm Jay! @Aesthetic Puppet Out here standing like NPCs in Goldeneye for N64 Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION P NG ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION ING TACTION TURN POINT NING IT ACTION TURN POINCTION RNING POINT ACTION TURNING TURNING POINT ACTION ING ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION CTION TURNING POINT ACTION NING TACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT AC POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION FURS TURN DIN TUNING POINT ACT ING TACTION Kaz Weida @kazweida This is what it looks like when you're a Christian conservative and all the good tailors in town are gay. Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION A G ACTION TURNING POINT ACTIO ING TACTION TURN POINT NING IT ACTION ORNING POINT ACTION TURN POINCTION ING TURNING POINT ACTION ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION CTION TURNING POINT ACTION JUNG TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TON TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION ON FURS TURN DIN TUNING POINT ACT ING TACTION ShutInnGamer @Shutinngamer I call this "Son who took his first s--- all by himself in his training potty and dad whos proud of him for not missing" Liz Charboneau @lizchar Aug 22 just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that TURNING POINT ACTION P G ACTION TURNING POINT ACTIO ING TACTION TURN POINT NING IT ACTION WARNING POINT ACTION TURNING POIN CTION ING TURNING POINT ACTION ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION G CTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURN POIN TURNING POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION POINT ACTION TURNING POINT ACTION TURNIN POINTA TURNING POINT ACTION TURN DIN TUNING POINT ACT

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External References

[1] Twitter – @lizchar

[2] Twitter – GoodPoliticGuy

[3] Twitter – Briantylercohen

[4] Twitter – FPWellman

[5] Twitter – @borgposting

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