Ron DeSantis says First Lady Casey DeSantis won’t ‘let the b*stards grind (her) down”
Ron DeSantis and Casey DeSantis. Image via Colin Hackley.

'People rave about her and so they fear her.'

Florida’s Governor says First Lady Casey DeSantis is ready for the fight ahead.

Asked on Newsmax about recent attacks on his wife, Ron DeSantis framed it as part of the business of running for President as a Republican.

“I think it makes her stronger because I think, you know, you have a chance to (say), ‘Look, OK, you’re either going to let the bastards grind you down or you’re not,” DeSantis told Eric Bolling.

“If we’re going to cower in the face of newspapers and blogs attacking us, then, man, we’re not really doing very much to keep this country going. So it’s our obligation to be out there. We want to take the fire so that our constituents don’t have to.”

During the segment with Bolling, the Governor was responding to a POLITICO article that suggested Mrs. DeSantis might be a “liability” to the Governor’s fledgling 2024 campaign.

“These are people that are bottom of the barrel type folks and all they’re trying to do is character assassination. They use anonymous sources. They use people that don’t even know Casey to try to smear her,” DeSantis said.

The Governor went on to contend the First Lady is “revered” in Florida, as well as a “potent political ally when she’s out in a place like Iowa with me.”

“People rave about her and so they fear her because they know that she’s somebody that’s very effective,” DeSantis contended.

As he did during another Thursday interview, the Governor groused about a double standard, suggesting Mrs. DeSantis would be treated better if she weren’t Republican.

“If she were a Democrat though, all those media people, they would be treating her like she was the greatest thing since sliced bread because she’s beautiful. She’s smart. She’s effective. It’s just because she’s standing for conservative principles that they try to assassinate her character.”

The Governor addressed this topic earlier Thursday as well, suggesting on the Mark Levin Show that the First Lady would be featured in “every fashion magazine” if she weren’t on the Right.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    May 26, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Would somebody PLEASE tell Rhonda that when folks say your wife controls you, she is not the person they’re insulting.

    Please? Please somebody tell him?

    I just feel so bad for him on this one. It is so, so sad. I cannot stand the guy, yet even I feel sorry for him on this one.

  • Bottom of the Barrel Type Folks

    May 26, 2023 at 10:07 am

    “These are people that are bottom of the barrel type folks and all they’re trying to do is character assassination”
    THEY’RE trying to do is character assassination.. The BOTTOM OF THE BARREL TYPE FOLKS are the ones doing character assassination.
    Rhonda your slip showing and I see it. Again.

  • Ron is Right

    May 26, 2023 at 10:10 am

    I do agree with this confession from the DeSantis team: “we’re not really doing very much to keep this country going.”

  • Jeanne Locke

    May 26, 2023 at 11:18 am

    Democrats don’t fixate on beauty. Why does DeSantis always lead off talking about his wife’s beauty? It’s kind of obvious. She must have more important personal qualities

  • Tjb

    May 26, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    It looks like Casey is running for President. Ron is her puppet, and she is pulling the strings.
    Sadly, she is not strong but insecure… she is upset because she not on the cover of glamour magazines and being praise by all media.

    • Mrs Musk

      May 29, 2023 at 8:54 am

      Casey Anthony DeSantis does not care one whit about the Presidency for her or for Ron. Casey is running for the position of Mrs Casey Anthony Musk. It’s why she keeps leaking info from the DeSantis campaign. She wants Ron’s ship to sink so it doesn’t reflect as bad on her when she jumps from it and lands all the way up the swim ladder of Elon’s yacht.

  • Tom Palmer

    May 26, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    It ,does seem that someone besides Ron wears the pants in the family. Casey has not commented.

  • Michael K

    May 26, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Trophy wives just aren’t as important to Democrats, who see beauty and strength in compassion, not in bigotry and petty vindictiveness. Long white opera gloves do not make Mrs Ron a Jackie O.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 27, 2023 at 10:38 am

      But long white opera gloves do have their benefits. They’re great for cosplaying Disney Princess. They’re also good at hiding tells such as tiny-hand-sized bruises, needle tracks, varicose veins, age spots, and even unsightly hair like a man would have.

  • John Barron

    May 28, 2023 at 6:32 am

    First of all, all of the attacks on Casey “Leona” DeSantis are coming from republicans and true trump supporters. Second, when people say that a man is controlled by his wife, they are not attacking the wife, they’re attacking the HUSBAND!!! Rob DeSanctus is weak and inept and his wife is running the show. BILLARY 2.0!!!

    • Lets Play Casey Wants a Biollionaire

      May 28, 2023 at 9:25 am

      Casey middle name is Leona? I thought it was Anthony. Whatever it is, she is clearly trying to make a step up from Ron to a billionaire. Everybody wonders why Ron is running. Well that’s why! Casey is using his campaign as a launch pad into a shotgun position for herself alongside some billionaire. But is it Trump or Musk? Melania’s old and grumpy. It’s past time for a new model for Trump Confirmed Bachelor Elon is probably out for Mrs DeSantis, but she does not realize she isn’t Musk’s type. The strap-on she uses on Ron, that doesn’t count to Elon.

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