Ron DeSantis trolls Kamala Harris with campaign T-shirt, coffee mug

Harris mug shirt DeSantis
'Do you want to help us remind our Vice President to ... do her job?'

On the same day Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Florida’s only Black female State Attorney, his campaign targeted America’s Black female Vice President.

The DeSantis campaign stole a page from bygone talk show host David Letterman, with a coffee cup and a T-shirt spotlighting “10 things Kamala Harris should focus her time on.”

Nine of those things involve “closing the border.” And the 10th? “Making sure Joe Biden doesn’t fall.”

The campaign texted supporters with a pitch.

“Gov. DeSantis is going to cause Kamala Harris to start job hunting; we understand why she’s obsessed with hurting our campaign. Still, we’ve put together some suggestions of what she could be focusing on instead. What do you think? Do you want to help us remind our Vice President to … do her job? Click here to donate, and we’ll send you a discounted 10-things tee or mug to start off your DeSantis merch collection,” the promotional text asserts.

DeSantis, who recently blamed the Vice President for national “decline,” has spent weeks beefing with Harris over her critiques of Florida Black history standards, which contain language suggesting slavery could benefit the enslaved. That’s the context in which Team DeSantis asserts Harris is “obsessed with hurting our campaign.”

“You can’t be operating in bad faith against your political opponents, 24/7,” DeSantis lamented in Iowa. “You can’t be doing fake narratives, and we have some Republicans that actually sided with Kamala’s lies just to try to get cheap shots in on me.”

The Governor has focused on Harris as so-called “impeachment insurance” for at least a year, meanwhile.

“So, here’s the thing. I thought Biden picking her at first was the worst decision ever because she’s not great. But she’s like the best impeachment insurance and 25th Amendment insurance anyone could have,” DeSantis said in July 2022.

“Because as bad as Biden is, even though he can barely read the teleprompter, and as much as people disapprove of him, nobody wants Harris, and so they’d much rather stick with Biden floundering around than actually turn the wheels of power over to somebody that clearly is in over her head,”

A.G. Gancarski

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


20 comments

  • W.D. Tater

    August 9, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    “Do you want to help us remind our Vice President to … do her job?”

    That’s rich, coming from Florida’s absentee Governor and absentee Chief of Staff.

    Will Rhonda say Adios to Gaycakes James for this glaring slip? Or keep him around for his role as Fall Guy when it finally, mercifully shuts down?

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  • Centipede Ron

    August 9, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Considering how many of his own feet he has shot off, Ron must be a centipede. Unfortunately he fails to qualify as human, so this joke is over. Yo’ dog.

  • Tjb

    August 9, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Ron the stalker.
    DeSantis’s is becoming creepier each passing day in his campaign.

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 9, 2023 at 2:09 pm

      i think his creepiness has remained static. We the people are just learning more about him as he exposes himself to us like we are trapped in the Target’s parking lot. But we are not. We can vote for somebody else.

  • TJC

    August 9, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    “Making sure Joe Biden doesn’t fall,” and “…he can barely read the teleprompter,” are examples of age discrimination, or ageism, and as with all prejudiced remarks, both are lies intended to make the object of the hatred appear less human. In this case, DeSantis targets President Biden. Ageism is an odd weapon for DeSantis to be using as governor of Florida, where there are quite a few voters Biden’s age and older. Let’s hope they are listening.

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 9, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      Rhonda assumes Fox Newsmax won’t play his ageist soundbites in Florida, or if they do, he hopes the audience still has their hearing aid turned down from the two dozen Manly Man Pill commercials each break.

      Being cable, one has to wonder if Fox Newsmax tailors their nonsense per viewership region. Eh, no need to wonder. If it makes more money, of course they do that. Not doing that would make them bad Capitalists but if there’s anything the Murdoch’s love it’s money! (And titties and whatever else they can grab.)

  • Sigmund Freud

    August 9, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Interesting, this man’s problem with women and Blacks, and in particular the combination of the two. Perhaps as a child he was frightened by a Black Woman walking into the Boys Room when he had his little penis out. Perhaps she laughed hysterically. This is only speculation, of course, but it does fit the discriminatory pattern he displays as Governor regarding women and Blacks, as well as his obsession with bathrooms and gender.

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 9, 2023 at 2:28 pm

      I bet it was a CO when he was In The Navy, when he sailed the seven seas.

    • Tom

      August 10, 2023 at 7:34 am

      I was thinking that yesterday when he fired that DA. He’s in the middle of running, with the news media all over every single thing he says and does, so he decides this is a good time to fire a DA who is a black woman. It’s hard to fathom the level of stupidity in his campaign (if you could call it that). Books will be written (and burned, in Florida) using his campaign as an example of what not to do.

  • My Take

    August 9, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Bashing a black woman, esprecially a successful one, will always go over big with his bigot-boy base. The limp losers love it.

  • Joe

    August 9, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Racism, sexism, and incompetence are the hallmarks of Tiny D’s campaign. What a small, desperate, petty pipsqueak.

  • My Take

    August 9, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    His public persona after his defeat will be interesting to see. Withdrawn or raging?

    • Ron Forrest Ron

      August 9, 2023 at 6:23 pm

      “Arrested in the Publix parking lot for exposing himself to a woman with children in tow” is my bet, and I bet it happens within three months of his campaign’s suspension.

      • My Take

        August 9, 2023 at 7:21 pm

        I wonder whose fault it will be?

  • My Take

    August 9, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    Does Doofus DeSSantis forget who he is actually running against?

    • My Take

      August 9, 2023 at 10:46 pm

      We want DeSSgustus attacking Trump, not the VP or AGs.
      Not so much for his attacks, but for what it triggers from Trump.

  • Jules

    August 9, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    As a Biden voter in 2020, I am extremely disappointed with how poorly Harris has done as VP. She has clearly shown she isn’t ready for the task of VP. To secure election, Biden really needs to seriously consider unloading Harris from the ticket. She’s a liability. Get someone in there really good, someone competent, authentic, and genuinely progressive. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a woman of color, from Illinois, would be a good choice. Also another woman of color, Catherine Cortez Masto, a Latinx Senator from Nevada who just won reelection in a state Biden needs to win.

    • My Take

      August 10, 2023 at 4:58 am

      Openly promise Kamala a Sec. of Something important cabinet position to increase her stature.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 10, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Desantis you AINT fooling the majority in Florida. We shall vote for the Common Good! Watch!

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