Following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' official announcement to join the 2024 presidential race, former President Donald Trump came under scrutiny for an enigmatic post he made on Truth Social. His comment drew criticism from social media users and raised eyebrows among others.

In his Wednesday post, Trump appeared to mock DeSantis, saying, “‘Rob,’ My Red Button is bigger, better, stronger, and is working (TRUTH!), yours does not! (per my conversation with Kim Jung Un, of North Korea, soon to become my friend!)". The puzzling message was subsequently circulated to his followers via a campaign email.

DeSantis, a fellow Republican, unveiled his presidential campaign during a Twitter Spaces event hosted by platform owner, Elon Musk. Technical glitches, which Musk blamed on overloaded computer servers, postponed the announcement by approximately 30 minutes.

Several observers dismissed and criticized Trump's peculiar jibe on social media. Zach Montanaro of Never Back Down, a DeSantis-supporting super PAC, pointed out on Twitter that “Almost half a million people tuned in to listen to Gov. [DeSantis] for over an hour. Trump, meanwhile, was bragging about how he wants to soon be friends with Kim Jong Un. I’d say today was a major win for DeSantis!”

Conservative writer AG Hamilton contrasted DeSantis' focus on detailed policy matters with Trump's unusual commentary, suggesting, “If people want idiocracy and entertainment, Trump might be the better option. If you want substance on the right, DeSantis is it.”

Paula Bolyard, the managing editor of PJMedia, expressed her concerns about Trump's post in a tweet, suggesting someone "check Trump’s meds" and questioning whether his alignment with Kim Jung Un would appeal to GOP voters.

NBC News deputy tech editor Ben Goggin insinuated that Trump's message hinted at a potential collusion with the North Korean leader.

In his widely anticipated campaign declaration, DeSantis committed to various promises, including cracking down on illegal immigration, constructing a wall at the southern border, fostering domestic energy production, terminating FBI Director Christopher Wray, and curtailing government expenditure.