Casey DeSantis makes light of ‘Walmart Melania’ nickname, swipes at ‘media’

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The First Lady said she had 'just had a beer' before turning the tables on critics.

First Lady Casey DeSantis turned the tables on her critics Thursday night during an appearance on the Ruthless Podcast.

DeSantis, who has been dubbed the “Walmart Melania” by some of her critics, proved she could tell a joke and diffuse the impact of the nasty nickname.

“They refer to me as the ‘Walmart Melania.’ And so I just had a beer. I can’t imagine what the media is going to say now as a result of all of this,” the First Lady quipped.

The use of humor to undermine the insult was a new approach from DeSantis, who previously addressed the “Walmart Melania” and “America’s Karen” epithets in more sober terms.

“One thing that the corporate media did get right about me: I do shop at Walmart,” DeSantis said on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

“I think it’s interesting and you probably can sympathize with this when they come after you and they’re just calling you names. That means they don’t want to litigate the merits of their case. They don’t want to have that conversation. They want to call you names. They want to try to get you to back down. But I can tell you the No. 1 thing — we will not back down when it comes to our family,” the First Lady added.

The Governor had previously offered commentary on the “America’s Karen” insult.

“It shows my wife is an incredibly strong First Lady of Florida, a fantastic mother and a great wife and that threatens the Left. So she and I kind of shrug it off because we know it just shows they view her as a threat because the message that she was bringing in Iowa about the rights of parents and how we are not going to take this anymore with the left trying to indoctrinate our kids,” Ron DeSantis said during a Fox Business interview.

“They understand that that resonates not just with Republican parents, with independent parents and, yes, with Democrat parents. And so I think that they’re very worried about her effectiveness.”

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


  • Linwood Wright

    August 10, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    You mean Jill DeSantis? She only “identifies” as Casey, so calling her by that name would be WOKE! And we don’t do that here in Florida.

    • Leigh

      August 10, 2023 at 9:11 pm

      Jill the Shill. New nickname.

    • Ron married a Black at Disney World

      August 11, 2023 at 8:48 am

      Jill Black, for those with a sense of irony.

      • Tom

        August 11, 2023 at 11:19 am

        Too funny.

  • My Take

    August 10, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    I think of her more as a budding Elena Ceaușescu.

    • Kamwick

      August 13, 2023 at 2:55 pm


  • Dont Say FLA

    August 10, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    But did she address Tacky O’Santis?

    Nope! There’s no way to pretend that one is anything good

    She’s the beer drinker, huh? Rhonda must get the fruity drinks with the tiny umbrella.

  • DeSantis has taking a page out of the Nazi playbook

    August 10, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    I think we should call her Anita Bryant. They are so consumed with power, both of them. And they’re so immature that they’ve done the things they’ve done here in Florida. They literally destroyed the state it’s gonna take decades to recover.

  • PeterH

    August 10, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    What do you expect from Casey? She’s married to the worst most incompetent governor in the USA

  • Michael K

    August 10, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    She’s a Wawa White Whiner who drinks Bud Light from Ron’s white go-go boots.
    She us, after all, a gas station connoisseur. All hail.

  • My Take

    August 10, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    I used to think that maybe Crazy was moRon’s familiar. But the opposite really makes more sense,

  • Margaret Chrisawn

    August 10, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    Tacky-O could drink champagne from a Crystal Lalique flute and she’d still be all the sobriquets that denote a shrill, trashy witch abusing her children by dragging them along endless campaign stops and allowing MiniMussolini to use them–and her alleged breast cancer–as pure partisan political props.

    She is not and never will be “a threat” to the Left, or to anyone outside of the MAGAVerse. She is not and never will be the avatar for a perfect wife and mother.

    The word we use for her is not “threat” but plain old-fashioned contempt.

    • My Take

      August 10, 2023 at 10:35 pm

      You wonder where the pair will fit in society in 5 years or so.

  • Suze

    August 11, 2023 at 7:55 am

    She’s not Walmart. She is Kkkasey

  • Joe

    August 11, 2023 at 11:54 am

    This is what passes as humor for today’s RepubliQans. Sad.

  • People of WalMart

    August 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I knew she looked familiar. Pretty sure she was a regular on the People of Walmart site back when that was still a thing.

  • Kamwick

    August 13, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Sorry, Tiny D.

    No one is afraid of you and your wannabe Eva Braun wife.

  • Beer Goggles

    August 14, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    If Jill’s personality is really this much improved by beer, it’s the world’s eighth wonder (if) she isn’t an alcoholic.

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