If you haven’t been following the Twitter rantings of Laura Loomer since she was reinstated on the social media platform as part of new boss Elon Musk’s free speech efforts, she is vehemently pro-Trump and quick to attack anyone she considers to be a threat to the former president’s quest to return to the White House.
In the eyes of many, the greatest threat to that endeavor — other than Trump himself — is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Loomer shares the same passion Democrats have in targeting DeSantis, spending a lot of her time on Twitter going scorched earth against him. But her zealotry may have gotten the better of her when she decided to attack the popular Republican governor’s wife, Casey DeSantis.
In an attempt to smear DeSantis as a phony, Loomer tweeted this week that his wife’s “real name” was not Casey — the targeting of Mrs. DeSantis, a mother of three small children who recently battled breast cancer, being an interesting tactic.
Loomer claimed that Jill was the real name of Florida’s first lady. In reality, that is true — her real name is Jill Casey DeSantis. Meaning “Casey” is very much her “real name.” Suffice it to say, the ridicule came hard and heavy.
Did you know that Casey DeSantis’s real name isn’t Casey?
She and Ron DeSantis got married at Disney too. Weird for a guy who always likes to play tough guy with
his Disney Donors.
Everything about Jill and Ron is fake.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 13, 2023
And she was far from done, tweeting, “When you decide to run for President, your immediate family is up for discussion.”
Never mind that DeSantis has not even announced that he is launching a White House bid.
Loomer would also claim that the DeSantises are trying to mimic Donald and Melania Trump: “I said the image the DeSantis’s have created for themselves is fake. And I stand by what I said. I’ve never seen 2 people try so hard to be just like Donald and Melania & then pretend they never did.”
Responding to the ensuing ridicule, Loomer claimed in another tweet that all she said was that Casey was not “her real first name” — the emphasis here being on the term “first.” In reality, she said, “Did you know that Casey DeSantis’s real name isn’t Casey?”
People sometimes do go by middle names.
All I said was Jill was her REAL name and Casey wasn’t her real name.
That’s a fact. Her real name is Jill. Casey is a middle name. Not her real first name.
Why does me pointing that out trigger so many people?
It’s very bizarre. https://t.co/diJzFIwrRU
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 14, 2023
Even Loomer’s dig about the DeSantises getting married at Disney had no real bearing, considering that was 14 years ago — long before the House of Mouse went woke:
Let’s be fair, the DeSantis’s were married in 2009. Long before Disney became woke. What are they supposed to do? Get a divorce and re-married at a non woke venue?
— Michael (@VBcoachInCali) February 13, 2023
For what it’s worth, Loomer remains banned from just about every other social media platform out there. As for the beat down she endured, behold:
This is dumb. You’re above this.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 14, 2023
You mean to tell me someone went by their middle name?! Shocked!!!!
Also, how horrible that DeSantis loved Disney enough to get married there, and then would go against them for the public good.. it’s almost like he puts the people he governs above his own self interest! What a… https://t.co/PtLuV5jbQk
— Britt (@TweetsByBritt) February 14, 2023
Everyone knows that only complete monsters go by their middle name.
— Sarah Beth Burwick (@sarahbeth345) February 13, 2023
Thank God you were allowed back on Twitter or we might not ever have known this.
— Hollaria Briden, Esq. 2024 (@HollyBriden) February 13, 2023
Loomer is doing a great job parroting Democrat talking points from the last election…. I wonder when she will admit it and switch parties?
— GWardHome (@gwardhome) February 13, 2023
The fact-check under this is fricking hilarious. Twitter even loves CASEY DeSantis going by CASEY DeSantis. https://t.co/3ZlMwbO1Ur
— Kristi (@TheyCallMeNans) February 14, 2023
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