Balls and boots: Ron DeSantis kicks back at Donald Trump camp’s ‘foot fetishes’

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The Governor delivers a cable news cup check to the former President.

Ron DeSantis has had enough of Donald Trump and his coterie discussing his “footwear.”

During a Newsmax interview Thursday night, the boot-loving chief executive of the state of Florida chirped back at what he called a “foot fetish” of the 45th President when asked by host Eric Bolling about “heel extenders” and “how tall you are.”

“This is no time for foot fetishes. We’ve got serious problems as a country,” DeSantis told Bolling, before delivering a cable news cup check of sorts.

“I know Donald Trump and a lot of his people have been focusing on things like footwear. I’ll tell you this,” DeSantis declared. “You know, if Donald Trump can summon the balls to show up to the debate, I’ll wear a boot on my head.”

Former President Donald Trump has mocked the alleged height-helper footwear on Truth Social, and a former staffer reportedly blamed the First Lady for his ballyhooed boots, saying she bought him those “dumb@$$ cowboy boots because she thought it was part of the image.”

The Governor’s clapback comes after the Trump campaign shredded DeSantis in the wake of an interview on the PBT Podcast where he said he was 5 feet, 11 inches” and wearing “standard off-the-rack boots” when asked if his shoes had lifts inside.

Trump spox Steven Cheung said DeSantis was asked “why his boots look like stilts,” deriding “the laughable claim that he’s 5 feet, 11 inches.”

Nikki Haley has also gotten into the act during an appearance with Charlamagne tha God on the Daily Show.

The host asked Haley if she would be “wearing higher heels than Ron DeSantis next week at the debate so you can look taller than him on the stage.”

Haley responded with a degree of diplomacy.

I don’t know, we’ll have to … we’ll have to figure that out. I can tell you I’ve always talked about my high heels, I’ve never, you know, hid that from anybody. I’ve always said don’t wear them if you can’t run in them, so we’ll see if he can run in them,” the former United Nations envoy said.

Though so-called #Bootgate may have tried Ron DeSantis’ “sole” this week, those who remember the 2016 campaign will remember a comparatively dumb debate between Marco Rubio and Trump about “small hand” size.

“Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, he referred to my hands – ‘if they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee,” Trump said in 2016, responding to Rubio’s contention that the 45th President had hands not like a man who’s 6 feet, 2 inches but one who is 5 feet, 2 inches.”

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


  • My Take

    November 2, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Nikki’s the only thing approacinģ a real man in he bunch. And I mean that as no insult to her.
    The others . . . lamers and limpers. Pretend men.

  • rick whitaker

    November 2, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    trump and desantis are not fit to run my country

  • Earl Pitts "World-Wide Political Influncer" American

    November 3, 2023 at 2:46 am

    Good mornting America,
    There you have it:
    Proof positive that everyone who is anyone reads what Earl says and modifys their lives accordingly.
    The political world is just responding to a couple of helpfull and informative political comments in which I, Earl Pitts American, issued a general chastizement venting my disapproval of the whole Desantis foot fetish “Thing” having gotten disgustingly out of hand.
    Proof positive, once again, that where and when “The Earl” leads everyone else follows.
    The whole “men talking about other men’s feet” thing had just became a border-line disgusting “homertestical keep it in the bedroom fetish thing” not appropriate for the National Political Decoram of our Great Nation.
    Now if it was just Nikki Haley talking about Ron’s feet that in its-self would have been OK. For just Nikki, it would likely have made Casey feel some kind of way, but not necessaraly grossed-out the entire planet. Can you just imagine the men in The Arab World laughing at American men’s obsession with other men’s feet. No America just No. Given the world tetering on the brink of WWIII I, Earl Pitts American had to step in and shut it down.
    Thats why I, Earl Pitts American, had to step-up and man-up to intervine and shut that $HlT down for the world-wide honor of our Great Nation’s political process.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “Everybody Knows Earl” American
    *when y’all go too far The Earl’s gonna tell you*

    • Rick Whitaker

      November 4, 2023 at 8:34 pm


  • Michael K

    November 3, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Both men are trying to drive the clown car. One wears clown hair and makeup, the other clown shoes. Both treat public service like a circus, trying to be the most vile, outrageous, offensive, and stupid.

    America deserves a steady hand, not a freak show.

  • Ron DeSantis wears High Heels

    November 3, 2023 at 10:50 am

    It’s really strange how how a guy who hates the trans community so much (as well as most other non-white christian men) will also go around wearing high heels.

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if Ron wears a full blown Dr. Frankenfurter costume for his wild nights with Jill.

    • Michael K

      November 3, 2023 at 11:37 am

      Seems like it’s always closet-case Republicans that spew the most hate and vitriol.

      • Rick Whitaker

        November 4, 2023 at 8:37 pm

        ask hassert in prison, he should know

  • Unf

    November 3, 2023 at 11:34 am


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