Media Calls Who ‘Walmart Melania’?
In an op-ed published on Sunday, Katie Baker from The Daily Beast referred to Casey DeSantis, the wife of Governor Ron DeSantis from Florida, as a “Walmart Melania.” The article raised concerns about a leather jacket worn by Florida’s first lady during a campaign event in Iowa.
According to Fox, during a campaign stop in Iowa, Casey DeSantis, the wife of Governor Ron DeSantis, donned a leather jacket adorned with an alligator and an outline of Florida. The jacket featured the phrase “Where woke goes to die” on its back.
Katie Baker, an executive editor at the Daily Beast, expressed her disapproval of the First Lady of Florida’s choice of attire during her campaign appearance in Iowa. Baker likened the jacket to something that would be found in the bargain section of a Red State store, priced at $24.99.
Iowa and Florida: Where woke goes to die…
— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) June 4, 2023
Drawing a comparison, Baker highlighted the jacket worn by the First Lady of Florida during her Iowa campaign stop to a notable incident involving former First Lady Melania Trump. Specifically, Baker pointed out that the Florida First Lady’s jacket bore resemblance to the “I really don’t care” jacket worn by Melania Trump during her visit to migrant facilities in Texas.
According to the op-ed, the coat worn by Casey DeSantis is likened to the nature of her husband Ron DeSantis’ political campaign, described as crude and grasping. The article suggests that Ron DeSantis aims to appeal to former President Trump’s base by explicitly targeting specific groups. The jacket’s message, “DeSantis’ Florida is where the woke go to die—and a lot of other people die as well,” is seen as reflective of this approach.
Ahead of her husband’s official campaign launch, Politico published a story on DeSantis, characterizing her as both “his greatest asset and his greatest liability.” The article highlighted the significant influence and potential advantages she brings to the campaign, while acknowledging that she may also present challenges or risks in certain respects.
Baker also expressed her opinion that neither Melania Trump nor Casey DeSantis possess the same level of class and effortless elegance as Michelle Obama or Dr. Jill Biden. LOL!