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In a clip that surfaced on social media Friday, the Florida governor’s hand is seen making stops to his nostrils and his mouth before traveling straight to the man’s shirt.
Earlier this week, another unsettling moment from the governor’s Iowa visit similarly went viral, with a photo and video showing DeSantis laughing awkwardly during a fundraising event in Sioux Center.
Did he just wipe his snot on the guy’s shirt sitting in a wheelchair? pic.twitter.com/Mls53R4rtf
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 19, 2023
A Twitter user who had initially shared the nose-wiping clip also posted a different video from the fundraiser in which DeSantis again appears to touch his mouth or nose before touching someone.
..."oh you want a booger too? Here's one for your hand." pic.twitter.com/NlLFGXag8C
— Brenden Dilley (@WarlordDilley) May 19, 2023
A second Twitter user posted yet another clip of the governor wiping his nose with his hand at some point, jesting that DeSantis is “snot” going to be president.
Read more reactions to the nose wipe here:
— PoisonPen (@JudithAnnBarnh1) May 19, 2023
It’s called a “blessing.” An anointing, if you will. King Charles got holy oil from the Holy Land or something like that. Meanwhile, the poor sap in the chair gets anointed with snot from Eggar the Bug.
— Agatha (@NaughtyAgatha45) May 20, 2023
LOL! A new way for Republicans to use their supporters! :)))
— Human☮🇺🇸🇺🇦🇺🇸🌊 (@4HumanUnity) May 19, 2023
This dude's a walking biohazard.
— Molly Ploofkins™ (@Mollyploofkins) May 19, 2023
Or Ron DeSnotAmongstUs?
— Heart Rhythm Doc (@Ablationist) May 19, 2023
He doesn’t laugh normal.
He doesn’t eat pudding normal.
He doesn’t wear a mask normal.
He doesn’t wipe his nose normal.
Who the hell wipes their whole open hand across their face like this?
— Warren (@swd2) May 19, 2023
Up close in slow motion, it looks like something is still on his nose, which is probably why that man is looking down at that guy’s shirt when DeSnotis put his hand there
— Medias_#MeidasMightyⓂ️Ⓜ️🇺🇸🌊🌈🟧 (@gemluvr257) May 19, 2023
That snot very nice.
— GeorgeElick (@HeardNerdHerd) May 19, 2023
Actual representation of his covid policies
— Maya May (@mayaonstage) May 19, 2023