The first lady of Florida has sent the left into a tizzy.
Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis made a conspicuous style statement while joining her husband, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, on the presidential campaign trail Saturday. She donned a black leather jacket emblazoned with the words “Where woke goes to die” along with the silhouette of the entire state of Florida and an alligator on the back.
The 42-year-old’s fashion statement was meant to shed support on Ron DeSantis’ campaign promise: to put an end to the ideology of “woke.” Governor DeSantis, 44, reiterated his commitment to ending “woke” during a speech to supporters at the rally.
Iowa and Florida: Where woke goes to die…
— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) June 4, 2023
Casey DeSantis’ choice of outfit was reminiscent of the controversial green Zara hooded jacket former First Lady Melania Trump had worn during a 2018 visit to migrant children. The words “I really don’t care do u?” written on the back of her jacket sparked much speculation and debate as to its meaning.
The Iowa State Fairgrounds hosted the charity biker rally, where Governor DeSantis met eight other GOP candidates, such as former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Former President Trump did not attend.
The jacket caused the left to lose their minds and prompted executive editor at the Daily Beast, Katie Baker to write a raging piece.
She wrote that DeSantis and his wife are “seething with hate” and that Florida’s first lady is the “Walmart Melania.”
“The First Lady of Florida showed up on the campaign trail in Iowa this weekend wearing a ghastly black leather jacket—American flag on front, an alligator and the silhouette of her state on the back, with the sneering words, ‘Where Woke Goes to Die’—that brought to mind nothing so much as the racks of a Red State big-bin store where it would be retailing for $24.99,” Baker wrote.
She kept going:
Trump would never eat pudding with anything other than a gold spoon—while pressing the button for his 20th Diet Coke of the day and trying to bomb Iran on a whim. Put another way, Trump is the danger of raw, chaotic id. DeSantis, meanwhile, is the little jerk who’s going to make all of us pay for how he had no friends in third grade, or whatever his particular villain origin story is.
You can hear the disdain if you read the entire piece.
Boy, Casey DeSantis sure struck a nerve.