DeSantis campaign selling Fauci flip-flops urging him to 'pound sand'


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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection campaign is rolling out flip-flop merchandise named after Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The flip-flops, which are being sold online on the Republican governor’s “Official Ron DeSantis Store,” are emblazoned with “Freedom from Fauci” on the straps. The soles of the beach footwear urge the nation’s top infectious diseases expert to “pound sand.” 

According to a promotional video released Friday by the DeSantis campaign, the flip-flops commemorate what it describes as Fauci’s flip-flopping opinions regarding masks, vaccines, lockdowns, school closures and social distancing.

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The flip-flops are the latest in a line of merchandise the campaign has been selling in recent months, which includes items that say, “Don’t tread on Florida” and “Don’t Fauci my Florida.”

The Ron DeSantis campaign is selling the flip-flops to commemorate Dr. Anthony Fauci's shifting opinions about COVID-19 protocols. (Image courtesy of DeSantis campaign)

The Ron DeSantis campaign is selling the flip-flops to commemorate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s shifting opinions about COVID-19 protocols. (Image courtesy of DeSantis campaign)

Earlier this month, DeSantis’ campaign also started selling new “Escape to Florida/The Lockdown Libs tour” T-shirts after some top Democratic politicians from states with strict coronavirus restrictions were caught vacationing in the Sunshine State over the holiday.

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The soles of the DeSantis campaign's flip-flops urge Dr. Anthony Fauci to "pound sand." (Courtesy of DeSantis campaign)

The soles of the DeSantis campaign’s flip-flops urge Dr. Anthony Fauci to “pound sand.” (Courtesy of DeSantis campaign)

DeSantis has seen his popularity skyrocket among Republican voters nationwide in 2020 and 2021, in part because of his forceful pushback against COVID-19 restrictions.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

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DeSantis, a former congressman who was elected Florida governor in 2018, is running for a second term as governor in 2022. Pundits view the Republican governor as a potential 2024 GOP presidential contender.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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