Casey DeSantis, wife of Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, speaks during a campaign rally on November 06, 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds endorsed Ron DeSantis' run for president at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First Lady Casey DeSantis Should Parse Her Words More Carefully. Literally


Perhaps the wife of Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis should choose her words more carefully. Literally.

On the eve of her husband's debate with California governor Gavin Newsom, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis raised eyebrows online. In a conversation on Iowa's "The Simon Conway Show," Casey said of her husband, "Ron DeSantis, how he fights, he is literally willing to put himself in front of a freight train to stand up for people of his state and this country."

Of course, as Into writes, DeSantis's campaign has struggled, despite the attention and devotion of his wife. In addition to tirelessly campaigning for her husband with her children in tow, she launched her own campaign group, "Mamas For DeSantis" over the summer. "The group has done little besides producing controversial videos praising Ron's efforts to destroy diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Sunshine State," Into observes.

"None of it appears to have helped shift DeSantis' poll figures upward. He has consistently trailed Donald Trump by around 25-35 points. At the same time, he has had to watch Nikki Haley's popularity shift slightly upward, as the likes of Mike Pence and Tom Scott dropped out of the race."

But it is Casey's choice of the word 'literally' that has exploded on social media, and not in a good way for DeSantis. Here is a sample:

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