DeSantis Responds to Those Fixated on His Footwear: ‘Now Is Not the Moment for Foot Obsession’

During an interview with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling on Thursday night, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded to online comments fixating on his height and choice of boots. He emphasized that the United States is currently grappling with significant challenges that overshadow any preoccupation with footwear preferences.

“There are these gotcha people, these people who just want to sit there and they want to talk about how tall you are, whether you’re wearing boots with heel extenders inside,” Bolling said.

“I mean, Governor, the southern border is a disaster, terrorists are coming across the border. We got two wars that we’re kind of funding, and they want to talk about how tall you are. Respond please.”

“Look Eric, this is no time for foot fetishes,” DeSantis said.

“We’ve got serious problems as a country. We’ve got war in the Middle East, we’ve got terrorists coming across our own southern border, we have an American dream that’s out of reach for millions of Americans because of the Bidenflation and the high energy prices. We’ve got schools that are indoctrinating kids and not educating kids, and we’ve got cities that are being overrun by crime.”

“I know people want to try to divert on to other issues,” he continued.

“I know Donald Trump and a lot of his people have been focusing on things like footwear. I’ll tell you this, if Donald Trump can summon the balls to show up to the debate, I’ll wear a boot on my head.”

He said that what was more important was “substance” and that the American people deserved to see which candidate is the best to lead the country forward.