On Jan. 21, Republican presidential candidate and Most Awkward Man Alive™, Ron DeSantis, suspended his campaign and officially endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2024.
DeSantis ran as a far-right candidate, so the end of his campaign is a net positive for humanity. But he also provided the internet with so many delightfully awkward photos and memes, and we'll be forever grateful.
every picture of ron desantis is either him looking like a snake unhinging his jaw to consume his prey or like a toddler who shit his pants walking up to his parents to get changed
— beer person (@CantEverDie) January 22, 2024
In his honor, here are the 16 most hilariously awkward images of Ron DeSantis in the past few years:
1. If there's one thing Ron DeSantis knows how to do, it's stand like a normal adult human man.
just two dudes standing, doesn't get any better than that pic.twitter.com/OdStz7bv1E
— Liz Charboneau (@lizchar) August 22, 2022
2.Nothing weird about how he laughs, either!
3. He just has one of those smiles that puts everyone at ease.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it’s— gah never mind please stop trying to smile pic.twitter.com/JSpGxCMJoO
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 21, 2024
4.And when DeSantis laughs, smiles, and stands simultaneously? Nothing better!
5.Throwback to this 2023 Republican Presidential Primary Debate, when Ron was a very thirsty boy.
6.This was the same night that he (presumably) attempted walking up stairs for the first time in his life.
7.What I really love about this picture is how DeSantis and his wife look like they've never interacted before in their entire lives.
8.Throughout his campaign, DeSantis was known for tossing pens into the crowd for some reason.
9.What, you wanted a T-shirt cannon? Too bad!! You're getting a pen, and you will LIKE IT.
10.If laughter is the best medicine, then Ron DeSantis is immortal.
11.What do you think they're laughing at here? Drop your guesses in the comments.
12.Just a goofy guy having a goofy time.
13. Me in middle school when my crush told a mediocre joke:
14.Besides smiling and laughing, DeSantis is always open to trying out other expressions. For example, this is the first time in his life that he attempted to look surprised:
15.He hasn't quite mastered the act of standing yet, but he's giving it the ol' college try!
16.And finally, here he is giving two thumbs up in a way that almost looks human.
RIP "Ron DeSantis for President" (May 24, 2023—Jan. 21, 2024). You're gone, but never forgotten. <3