'This is no time for foot fetishes': DeSantis responds to jabs at shoes by ... trends now
Trump and other opponents have put out conspiracy theories that the candidate uses lifts in his boots to look taller.
Speaking to Eric Bolling Thursday, DeSantis took on the claims again and tried to hit back at Trump for his lack of attendance at Republican Primary debates.
'This is no time for foot fetishes, we've got serious problems in the country,' DeSantis said, before explaining the myriad problems with the country under current President Joe Biden.
'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 debate, I'll wear a boot on my head!'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to try and fight back against former President Donald Trump and beat allegations he wears lifts and high heels that masquerade as boots
Trump has yet to respond to the offer, having most recently posted about DeSantis on Truth Social earlier today, joking that Fox News has 'given up' on the Florida governor and moved on to 'Birdbrain' Nikki Haley.
The former president has refused to show up at the first two GOP debates and shows no signs of attending Friday's third debate, having previously cited his lead in the polls.
Trump is at 43 percent among likely primary voters in new Des Moines Register poll.
He has amassed a 27-point lead over his closest rivals with, DeSantis at 16 per cent, as is former South Carolina Gov. Haley – although she arrived there after a 10-point gain from August.
DeSantis drifted down from 19 per cent that month. Haley is the only candidate in the survey to achieve a substantial jump.
Earlier this week, DeSantis sat down with podcaster Patrick Bet-David, who showed the 2024 Republican hopeful images from a viral TikTok video of DeSantis in his boots in which the creator asked, 'tell me he's not wearing hidden heels.'
TikTok user Spamellina had sketched the shape of a high heel over the photo of DeSantis in his boots and then shared a picture of a pair of women's wedged boots for comparison.
Bet-David assumed, wrongly, that DeSantis' staff had clued him in on the cheeky conspiracy theory and then had to explain, 'OK, what they're