Megyn Kelly on Monday followed up on an MSNBC pundit who said Casey DeSantis was viewed as “America’s Karen” and berated that critics of Florida’s first lady simply “perceive her as a threat.”
“If [critics] I said something like that about a leftist, exactly the same thing [commentators] “I would be outraged by the rampant misogyny,” Kelly said on her podcast.
“But as always, it’s always fair game against a Republican wife,” Kelly, 52, told guests David Marcus and Stu Burguiere. “They hate her in a special way. It’s almost more vicious to her than to me [former first lady] melania [Trump].
“I think that’s why they’re reacting so angry [DeSantis] Do they actually perceive them as a threat?”
Former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly launched an attack on DeSantis, the 43-year-old wife of Republican presidential nominee and Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, on “The Saturday Show With Jonathan Capehart” after briefly praising her as “a pretty convincing politician.” had figure” and “the brighter side of Florida’s angry governor.”
“For others, she’s become America’s Karen,” said Jolly, an MSNBC analyst, referring to the slang term that’s been circulating online in recent years to describe eligible white women.
Another network guest compared Casey DeSantis to Serena Waterford, the devout wife of a religious ruler in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
Kelly told the liberal media that Casey – a breast cancer survivor and mother of three – “can’t do anything right” and has to endure a “particular meanness”.
Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney asked Monday about the attacks on his spouse, Ron DeSantis, 44, saying: “My wife is an incredibly strong First Lady of Florida, an amazing mother and a great wife and that threatens the left.”
A Daily Beast comment last month also taunted Casey DeSantis as “Walmart-Melania” and mocked the governor’s wife for wearing a leather jacket with a map of Florida and a message sewn on the back: “Where Woke Goes To Die.”
Melania Trump stunned many when the then-president’s first lady wore a trendy jacket with a bizarre writing on the back that read, “I really don’t care, do I?” during a trip to visit detained migrant children in Texas in June 2018.
A May article in Politico titled “The Casey DeSantis Problem: ‘His Greatest Asset and Responsibility'” also accused Florida’s first lady of being “blindly ambitious,” “paranoid,” and vindictive — and quoted a Trump agent who compared her to her “Lady MacBeth.”
In July, Casey visited Iowa to kick off her national tour, Mamas for DeSantis.
“It’s one thing when your policies are after us – the mamas. It’s another thing when they’re after our kids. And then the claws come out,” the former TV journalist told attendees at a packed barn event in Johnston.
“If you want someone to go to Washington DC to clean up, to get this country back on track that we’re talking about — our rights come from our Creator and our government is put in place to protect our rights.” that belong to us – [Ron] is the man for it, and if I have to cross this country, I will,” she promised.
Her husband told Varney & Co. that Iowa’s message would resonate with voters, unlike MSNBC’s message.
“She and I kind of shrug it off because we know it just shows that they see her as a threat because of the message she sent out in Iowa about parenting rights and that we won’t take it anymore if.” the left is trying “To indoctrinate our kids, understand that this doesn’t just resonate with Republican parents, Independent parents, and yes, Democratic parents,” the governor said of him and his wife.
Ron DeSantis is more than 30 points behind leader and former President Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, according to the latest poll average from RealClearPolitics.