And it went over about as well as his past attempts at flashing his pearly whites.
On Wednesday night, he started with the tongue version, then seemed to catch himself:
DeSantis’ smile has been coming under extra scrutiny in recent days.
″[W]hen you have to take actual laughing lessons and you have to practice smiling, it’s a problem,” Washington Times opinion editor Charles Hurt wrote this week in a column about DeSantis’ struggle to connect with voters.
“Someone needs to tell DeSantis that no smile is better than a fake smile,” the National Review’s Rich Lowry wrote on the magazine’s debate liveblog.
DeSantis’ critics on X joined the smile pile-on: