Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign released merchandise Monday in response to a Daily Beast piece mocking his wife Casey for wearing a jacket with the phrase “Where Woke Goes To Die” on it.
DeSantis and his family attended Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s “Roast and Ride” fundraiser on Saturday, where the First Lady wore a leather jacket with the phrase “Where Woke Goes To Die” layered over the state of Florida on the back, prompting the Daily Beast to run an article which characterized her as the “Walmart” version of Melania Trump.
The governor’s presidential campaign responded to the criticism Monday by releasing a black sweatshirt with a similar message.
“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,” said Katie Baker, the executive editor The Daily Beast.
“Casey DeSantis Is the Walmart Melania,” Baker wrote on Sunday. “Casey DeSantis’ coat is just like her husband Ron DeSantis’ campaign: Crude. Grasping. Saying the ugly part out loud.”
The outlet criticized the First Lady’s look by characterizing her jacket as a “$24.99” item from a “Red State big-bin store,” and contrasted her outfit with a coat the former president’s wife wore to the southern border in 2018, which read “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?”
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