Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at an event in Iowa on Saturday that Republican critics are “subcontracting leadership” to the entertainment conglomerate, citing an ongoing conflict with Disney. defended the dispute.
“Not everyone liked it. My parents loved it, but some leftists didn’t like it, and the media didn’t like it, but it just so happened that Disney was in central Florida. There was a company that you may have heard about, but I didn’t like it,” said DeSantis, who announced his candidacy on Twitter. “But as you know, I stand for the people I represent. I’m not subcontracting my leadership to an awakened firm in Burbank, California.” (Related: DeSantis defends fallible Twitter campaign launch: ‘There was a huge audience’)
Disney and the governor of Florida have clashed since DeSantis signed a custody bill against the company in March 2022. DeSantis also approved a bill ending Disney’s control of the Reedy Creek Improvement, which Disney allegedly sought to undermine in a previous agreement, ending the company’s control of the area on April 26. sued Florida over a bill to
“A lot of Republican lawmakers are now taking Disney’s side and saying I did something wrong, but I can tell you plainly: We are in a position to protect our children,” DeSantis said. “We will fight anyone who tries to take away their innocence, and on these principles I will not compromise. Here I am standing.”
Former President Donald Trump, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and former Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have all criticized DeSantis over the Disney feud.Haley invited Disney to move operations to South Carolina on Fox News interview.
“De Sanctus has been completely destroyed by Disney. My original PR plan fell through, so I decided to go back to a new one to save face,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
“You shouldn’t be president of the United States if you’re going to be outsmarted by Mickey Mouse” Ramaswamy tweeted April 28th.
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