Casey DeSantis jokingly wonders whose idea it was to bring her 3 kids to the GOP presidential debate
Florida's top politician for 2022: Casey DeSantis.

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The First Lady made a solo campaign swing to South Carolina, and family was a theme of her remarks.

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis was out of state while Gov. Ron DeSantis deals with Hurricane Idalia preparations.

In Anderson, South Carolina, for a “Faith and Freedom BBQ” event, Casey DeSantis questioned the wisdom of bringing the children to the first GOP presidential debate last week.

“We just got back from a five-day swing with (the children) because somebody thought it would be a really good idea to bring small children to the first Republican debate for President of the United States,” the First Lady said.

She didn’t specify whose idea that was, but did say it interfered with her husband’s debate prep.

“Everybody was asking me, they were like, ‘What was the Governor’s pre-debate routine?’ You know, thinking, what was he going in and thinking about moments before he went out on the debate stage?” she said.

“Honestly, he was negotiating with the 5-year-old as to why you cannot lock the 3-year-old in the bathroom, why you can’t jump on the bed and color on the walls in the hotel. Like, that was honestly what was going through all of our minds before we went out there.”

As the Governor has done in recent speeches, the First Lady couldn’t resist a jab at cocaine found in a public area of the White House this summer, suggesting without evidence that it belonged to one of Joe Biden’s children. It was her best-received line.

“So how about electing a President of the United States who has children, who comes home to the White House with homework instead of cocaine? How about that?”

She also joked about the Governor watching the kids while she traveled on behalf of the campaign.

“I was kind of thinking to myself, I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, I have to remind him to make sure that the kids brush their teeth before he puts them to bed tonight,'” she said. “Which is exciting. This is the first time that I’ve been out on the town without the better half and a 6-, a 5- and a 3-year-old.”

Less exciting for the DeSantis campaign are opinion polls from the Palmetto State that show him in second place.

The Race to the White House polling average shows DeSantis with just 14% support in South Carolina, putting him 32 points behind Donald Trump, 3 points ahead of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and 4 points ahead of Nikki Haley.

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


16 comments

  • Michael K

    August 29, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Another attempt to humanize the ChatGPT Roomba she married.

    • Margarette

      August 30, 2023 at 3:19 pm

      Truth! Is there not a taxpayer provided,
      live in childcare provider/babysitter provided for them?

    • Earl Pitts "The One And Only" American

      August 31, 2023 at 10:21 am

      Wow America at last count we have had 100% more “Hater” stories in the media about a little ‘Ole Govornor’s wife way down in tiny little ‘Ole Tallahassee than any stories published whatsoever about President Biden’s wife. And that, my Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s, is quite likely very indictiave of how Y’all all are just not right in the head along with why y’all need to find Jesus and repent.
      AND:
      Have you noticed? The leftist media has totally lost interest in trashing Trump’s Wife? Y’all know what that means – President Desantis – Thats exactly what that means.
      * a wise man once said: If you want to know whats true, listen not to what they say, but watch what they do*
      Thank you America,
      EPA

      Think about it America,
      EPA

      • W. GOLDBERG

        August 31, 2023 at 10:43 am

        I would like to remind all loyal viewers of The View that we are where you go to form your political Views.
        Stay far away from hayseeds like this Pitts-American guy. He’s nothing but trouble.
        I ask all loyal viewers of The View to either not read anything this Pitts-American guy says and if you already read any of his dangerous propaganda, just forget about it.
        Try turning on The View and soon very soon you will forget just forget anything else. And for Gods sake dont re-read this guy’s words of crazy lies again never ever again.
        wg

        • Smelliott Offen

          August 31, 2023 at 11:18 am

          Thank you Whoppie,
          That guy Earl can be quite annoying. BTW I am sitting down to binge watch all The View past episodes this weekend.
          so

          • Smelliott Offen

            August 31, 2023 at 11:32 am

            Whoppie I wasent going to tell you because of the shame but Earl made me go down to the Court House and legally change my first name from the respected but somewhat nerdish name of Elliott to the name Smelliott.
            He’s such a meany pants ya know.
            so

  • Tom

    August 29, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    Rank amateurs – the pair of them.

  • Richard Russell

    August 29, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Did he even concern himself with his sworn obligations to the citizens of Florida or just try to work around the kids in prep for the debate?

  • Silly Wabbit

    August 29, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    She kwazy.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 30, 2023 at 5:11 am

    Omg my heart aches for this woman! Of course Desantis is too busy to help care for his children! Desantis every day it becomes clearer that you are a Sexist!

  • Tropical

    August 30, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Yeah, she’s just a laugh-riot.
    Just like the chubby bully Hubby.

  • Mark

    August 30, 2023 at 10:11 am

    First, that story was a waste of my time. And yet I read the whole thing and it reconfirmed my discontent for those Parents. There’s no doubt in my mind that he didn’t in his debate because of the kids and she was only trying to make up excuses for why he did so poorly. And she can stick that cocaine packet where the sun don’t shine because, there ain’t no way in hell that wasn’t planted by a right wing newspaper.

  • DEBRA

    August 30, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Casey is a whiner. And she needs to get control of those kids. She said they use markers on the walls of the WH. The coke was a plant. Both of the DeSantis fascists are worthless.

  • Patty Williams

    August 30, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    I am so disappointed & disgusted by the responses on this post.
    It is so easy to be critical and rude of the DeSantis family. At least they are TRYING to do the right things. I’m sorry I read any of the responses. If any one of these people can do a better job, I suggest they run for office.

    • Michael K

      August 30, 2023 at 5:36 pm

      I know. They are trying so hard to destroy public education, ban books, whitewash history, erase LGBTQ people, suppress voting, and control women’s bodies. How dare anyone criticize them for pandering to the lowest common denominator and putting their personal ambition above public service while doing the bidding of their billionaire donors!

    • Earl Pitts American

      September 1, 2023 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you Peppermint Patty,
      A quick review indicates your post and Earl’s to be the only 2 posts that make any logical sense.
      The remainder of the sad posts present a very disturbing look into the twisted freak-show brains of the Dook 4 Brains Leftist Lurkers. It must be so sad to be disabled mentally like them.
      Lets pray for them Peppermint Patty.
      Thanks and much Love,
      EPA

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