Casey DeSantis made a bold political fashion statement while on the presidential campaign trail with her husband, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Saturday.
The Sunshine State’s first lady sported a black leather jacket emblazoned with “Where woke goes to die” and an outline of Florida and an alligator on its back at a charity biker rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
The 42-year-old DeSantis wore the blunt outfit that pays homage to one of her husband’s key campaign promises — to end “woke” ideology.
Ron DeSantis, 44, reiterated his commitment in a speech to his supporters at the event, where he also signed Bibles and hats.
“We will wage war on the woke,” DeSantis said. “We will fight the woke in education; we will fight the woke in corporations; we will fight in the halls of Congress.
“We will never ever surrender to the woke mob,” he added.
Casey DeSantis’ attire drew comparisons to the controversial jacket former first lady Melania Trump wore on a 2018 trip to visit migrant children in Texas.
“I really don’t care do u?” read the back of Trump’s $39 green hooded Zara jacket.
The jacket sparked debates as to what the message meant, including whether Trump was unfazed about the fate of detained kids or she was firing back at the media for attacks on her family.
Florida Gov. DeSantis joined eight other GOP candidates at Sen. Joni Ernst’s annual motorcycle-themed fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
Other Republican candidates in attendance included former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, while former President Trump was notably absent.
DeSantis’ war on “wokeness” has been raging for years and includes a legislative proposal he announced for the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees, or Stop W.O.K.E, act, in December 2021.
The bill built on DeSantis’ previous actions to ban critical race theory and the New York Times’ 1619 Project in Florida schools.
DeSantis also indefinitely suspended Democratic State Attorney Andrew Warren after he signed a pledge not to prosecute abortion seekers or providers in August 2022.
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