Participation trophies in modern society are usually just given to the losers, and one man in Iowa took it upon himself to award Ron DeSantis.
During a campaign event in Iowa, a man gave Ron DeSantis a participation trophy.
The man was seen on video thanking everyone for attending the campaign but quickly followed up by “you probably aren’t going to win this election.”
DeSantis quickly rejected the trophy.
Watch the moment it went down:
This is amazing.
While in Iowa, a man gave Ron DeSantis a PARTICIPATION TROPHY.
It’s time for Ron to DROP OUT and end his FAILURE of a campaign.
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) January 13, 2024
The Hill reported the latest updates about DeSantis’ lackluster campaign in Iowa:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis faces a moment of truth in the Iowa caucuses Monday after making the Hawkeye State the paramount priority in his presidential bid.
Despite investing nearly everything in Iowa, polls show DeSantis has his work cut out for him. A Suffolk University Political Research Center poll released Thursday showed former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley topping DeSantis in Iowa by 7 points. Former President Trump continues to lead the field with 54 percent support.
However, caucuses are already unpredictable events, and coupled with the inclement weather expected in the state, DeSantis’s team says they are moving forward.
“It’s like an NFL season,” said David Polyansky, deputy campaign manager for DeSantis. “You have game after game. Iowa is the first game. It deservedly gets all of the attention, because it’s the first one on the calendar, but on that night, we’re all going to pick up and fly out of here and go campaign elsewhere,” he continued, noting DeSantis’s participation the CNN town hall in Manchester, N.H., set for Tuesday.
Lmao his wife laughed. https://t.co/h9R8VikoT8
— Cassandra MacDonald (@CassandraRules) January 13, 2024