Top 8 Most Ridiculous Publicity Stunts in American Politics
Politicians are no stranger to pulling questionable political publicity stunts to further some agenda or to secure them another term in office, but the stunt Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pulled last week has angered many as he flew roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts under false pretenses to draw attention to himself and his opposition to the border policies of the Biden administration.
Although he is getting the attention he wanted as this story is plastered over almost every media outlet, he might be looking at some charges as Javier Salazar, the sheriff of Bexar County, where San Antonio is located, said in a news release Monday that his office is investigating whether the migrants were victims of crimes.
DeSantis isn’t the first politician, and certainly won’t be the last, to make questionable or idiotic decisions when trying to grab the spotlight. Here we look at 10 of the biggest political publicity stunts that were either set up to fail or went horribly wrong.