Cost-cutting Casey DeSantis is still chasing ‘$2 T-shirts’

Casey DeSantis Iowa
The First Lady blames 'Bidenomics' for the need to economize.

Florida’s First Lady continues to burnish her bargain hunter credentials, telling a crowd in Iowa about her preference for budget-priced tees.

“I need $2 T-shirts, OK. I’m just saying,” Casey DeSantis said in Cedar Rapids, by way of blaming “Bidenomics” for the high price of goods.

This was a variation on a previous quip from another Iowa event in November.: “Everything is so darn expensive and my children grow up so fast that I need $2 T-shirts. OK?”

DeSantis’ quip was part of an increasingly familiar routine about how she’s called “Walmart Melania” by critics, who the former broadcast journalist told the Iowa crowd was a creation of the “media” in the back of the room.

As she has before, she found a way to offer an unsolicited compliment to former First Lady Melania Trump.

“I’m like, score. If I can be in the same sentence as Melania, that’s a win for me because she’s gorgeous and yes, I’m guilty as charged,” she said.

“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 on the Ruthless Podcast this summer.

DeSantis continues to address the “Walmart Melania,” “America’s Karen” and Eddie Munster” epithets in media appearances, alternating between light humor and deconstructive analysis.

“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,” DeSantis said on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

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


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    December 7, 2023 at 5:05 pm

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    • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

      December 8, 2023 at 9:01 am

      Good mornting America,
      STAND BY FOR NEWS !!!!!!!!
      Recent polling from the trusted Earl Pitts American Fan Club’s “Poltitcal Sceince Divison” indicates that when Trump pulls out [as planned] 2 weeks prior to election day for [His choice of reason(s)] there will be no need to have Trump endorse any other candidate.
      He can just give any standard “Manly Man Reason” of his choice such as: “Well my Beloved Patriots, as you know “Time Marches On” and “The Donald’s” remaining years “On The Planet” can be counted down on my fingers and toes.
      As any man in my position would choose to do, I choose to spend my remaining years focused on “Bone’in my Lovely Wife. I’m sure every man on the planet is jellous and totally understands my decision.
      What this means to all fine American Patriots going forward, our polling indicates that 99% of committed Trump Voters will naturally gravitate to DeSantis without Trump actually issueing ANY ENDORSEMENT.
      This, Fans Of Earl, is really going to smooth out the process and, More Importantly, prevent any sort of Dook 4 Brains Leftist Annoying future litigation.
      As always I, Earl Pitts American, thank you, my Beloved Fans of me, Earl Pitts American.
      Earl Pitts American
      *I am sorry, America, but I, Earl Pitts American, am running late for an appointment to bone my wife, The Lovely Earline Pitts American, and did not have time to produce another “Free Bumper Sticker for my Beloved Fans …. c♡ming Honey*

      • rick whitaker

        December 8, 2023 at 3:11 pm

        earl ( billy purser ) according to your Wikipedia bio your wife’s name is pearl. did you divorce her or is she now dead? sometimes Wikipedia bios’ are outdated. are you in a 3 way with pearl and earline?

    • Dont Say FLA

      December 8, 2023 at 2:09 pm

      Would you please hire Jill so she can stop buying cheap crap at the WalMart and then we can stop having to hear Rhonda whining about the cheap crap his cheap wife bought at WalMart.

  • Biscuit

    December 7, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    NewsNotSoMuch out of Cedar Rapids: the woman who longs to be our nation’s First Lady struggled once again to explain why Joe Biden is to blame for her being forced to shop at Walmart while at the same time trying to connect with everyday people who have always shopped at Walmart, Joe or no Joe.
    And in a shocking revelation, she also blamed her drinking on being forced to shop at Walmart, saying, “They refer to me as the ‘Walmart Melania.’ And so I just had a beer.”

  • ScienceBLVR

    December 7, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Well I can tell you, those $2 t-shirts weren’t made in Ceder Rapids.. Beijing would be my guess. But I’m sure Casey is fine with buying Chinese..

  • Elmo

    December 7, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    She’s nuts.

    • Silly Wabbit

      December 8, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Cewtifide kwazy.

  • My Take

    December 7, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Bridget is more interesting.

    • Silly Wabbit

      December 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm

      Twue that!

  • Jerry

    December 7, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Stop buying the kids slime and you can afford better shirts.

  • My Take

    December 8, 2023 at 12:53 am

    We laugh at the DeSSanti clumsy handling of çomments and campaigning.
    But in fact these are quite skilled targetings of an intended audience: the minimally educated, kind-of-dim redneck. Bullseye on them.
    The question is why. They already have those votes, except those many loçked to Trump.
    Do they think there are a lot in between, only loosely attached to Trump?

    • Tom

      December 8, 2023 at 8:18 am

      They seem oddly obsessed with winning Iowa because somehow, magically, Trump will disappear and they’ll have a tailwind behind them all the way to nomination. History would seem to disagree according to the interweb.
      “Only three of the seven U.S. presidents since 1976 won their Iowa caucuses: Democrats Jimmy Carter in 1976, Barack Obama in 2008, and Republican George W. Bush in 2000.
      Iowa caucus losers who went on to win the White House are Ronald Reagan in 1980, George H.W. Bush in 1988, and Trump in 2016.”

  • PeterH

    December 8, 2023 at 1:12 am

    Hi Casey,
    After carefully watching Christian Ziegler’s afternoon sex tape ….. I think that his call girl could use a new Walmart tee!

  • FloridaPatriot

    December 8, 2023 at 9:37 am

    So she wants Chinese made T-shirts for $2? Typical right wing hypocrisy.

  • MH/Duuuval

    December 8, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Thrift stores are the answer — though sizing can be problematic.

  • Rude Eye

    December 8, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Wearing those $7,000 outfits is eating into the $2 t-shirt budget, huh.

  • Dont Say FLA

    December 8, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    One the one hand, Jill buys cheap shit at the WalMarts. On the other hand, Rhonda complains publicly and repeatedly about the cheap shit Jill buys at the WalMarts.

    These two, Rhonda and Jill, they are very lucky to have found each other. Two peas in a pod.

  • EARL PITTS "Media Expert" American

    December 8, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Good afternoon twisted freaks,
    The beautiful Casey already has come to terms that she and Ron will be subjected to your perverse and disgusting hate-speach for their EIGHT STRAIGHT years in The White House. Basically you hate them because of their successful Hetro marrage which you all are jellous of because its something you twisted peverse freaks will never ever have in life (so sad).
    Yet saving our Great Nation from the ravages inflicted upon Lady Liberty in the last 4 years is so important to our very survival both Ron and The Lovely Casey have agreed to put up with all your so wrong and so annoying, perverse, abonlminatuons upon polite right thinking American Patriots that you Dook 4 Brains perverts can inflict upon them.
    Casey and Ron are literally the best 2 humans on the planet.
    Into about our second year in The White House we will be deporting the vast majority of Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s to Gaza … so we do see a light at The End Of The Tunnel in regards to you Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s trashing our Great Nation.
    Thank you America,

    • rick whitaker

      December 8, 2023 at 5:38 pm


  • Johanna

    December 9, 2023 at 6:46 am

    Proof Casey doesn’t shop at Walmart- 2$ tee shirts?
    And even if there were 2$ tee shirts, dollars to donuts they were made in China.

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