Published: 22:00 BST, 24 May 2023 | Updated: 22:42 BST, 24 May 2023 Social media users have sent commiserations to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after he announced his 2024 presidential run only to be overshadowed by the death of ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Tina Turner. Twitter users were quick to quip on the 44-year-old Republican being upstaged, one writing: ‘Tina Turner, simply the best. Ron DeSantis, simply the worst.’ Another said: ‘Tina Turner goes out in her usual brash and unapologetic style, upstaging Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement.’ The eight-time Grammy award winner, who sold 200 million albums worldwide, died aged 83 in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representative said. DeSantis revealed his decision in a Federal Election Commission filing before an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk. Social media users have sent commiserations to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (left) after he announced his 2024 presidential run only to be overshadowed by the death of ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Tina Turner (right) Fans of turner lauded the late rock star’s timing with one user saying: ‘Even after all the beautiful things she gave us, Tina Turner’s final gift was stealing Ron DeSantis’ thunder.’ ‘I suspect that more Americans will be paying attention to today’s Tina Turner news than to today’s Ron DeSantis declaration,’ one user said. Despite the underwhelming response, the announcement marks a new chapter in DeSantis’ extraordinary rise from a little-known congressman to two-term governor to a leading figure in the nation’s bitter fights over race, gender, abortion and other divisive issues. Fans of turner lauded the late rock star’s timing with one user saying: ‘Even after all the beautiful things she gave us, Tina Turner’s final gift was stealing Ron DeSantis’ thunder’ DeSantis is considered to be Trump’s strongest Republican rival even as the governor faces questions about his far-right policies, his campaign-trail personality and his lack of relationships across the Republican ecosystem. Still, he has generated significant interest among GOP primary voters by casting himself as a younger and more electable version of the 76-year-old former president. The Republican nominee is expected to face Democratic President Joe Biden on the general election ballot in November 2024.
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