Nikki Haley urges Ron DeSantis to ‘hash it out’ with Disney

Nikki Haley deSantis
'You hear them out and then you hash it out and you put it away.'

Nikki Haley is advising Ron DeSantis to talk through his ongoing conflict with The Walt Disney Co.

In comments to reporter David Brody, the former South Carolina Governor and current presidential candidate urged DeSantis to “hash this out” with the company.

“Pick up the phone, meet with the executives, hash this out in a back room and get back to the normal life of business for Floridians. Because at the end of the day, businesses are our partners,” Haley said. “You hear them out and then you hash it out and you put it away. You don’t have it play out in terms of lawsuits and taxpayer dollars.”

Haley noted that prior to the falling out between DeSantis and Disney over the Parental Rights in Education legislation, the relationship was strong.

“DeSantis took $50,000 worth of contributions from Disney. Prior to today, he took their executives and lobbyists and put them on prominent state boards. He passed the largest corporate subsidies in Florida history for Disney in Florida right before this. So suddenly they criticize you and you’re gonna have thin skin and do a lawsuit,” Haley said.

Haley has leaned into this issue previously. Her Stand For America PAC calls on DeSantis to “return the more than $100,000 his campaign and affiliated PACs have taken from Disney over the years.”

The PAC attacks go both ways. Never Back Down recently launched a six-figure digital ad buy slamming “Mickey Haley” in the wake of the former Palmetto State Governor’s pitch to the company, made Wednesday on Fox News, to move to the state.

Meanwhile, DeSantis and Disney have dueling legal actions.

The Governor signed legislation changing Disney’s special district in the wake of the company opposing 2022’s Parental Rights in Education law, leading to Disney filing a federal lawsuit against DeSantis and other state parties for a “targeted campaign of government retaliation.” DeSantis signed more legislation Friday revoking deals Disney made before the Reedy Creek Improvement District dissolved.

The state-appointed Central Florida Tourism Oversight Board that replaced Reedy Creek plans to countersue Disney in state court. And the state is ready to inspect Disney’s monorail in another punitive measure.

As reported previously, the Governor has not talked to Disney CEO Bob Iger. He told Newsmax Friday that the “party is over” for the company.

“The way I viewed it was, we had the skirmish last year. We said no self-government. We implemented that consistent with what I said in the campaign. They’re not going to have their own government,” DeSantis said.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


14 comments

  • PeterH

    May 9, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Trump to pay $5 million for rape of E. Jean Carroll! Next up is Georgia, followed by Trump’s classified documents crimes.

    Really, Trump and DeSantis should drop out of presidential race. Neither will ever sit in the Oval Office.

    • Ocean Joe

      May 9, 2023 at 6:11 pm

      A civil rape or defamation verdict, or whatever it was means Trump is now unbeatable for the Republican nomination.

      Desantis needs an insurrection, 3 indictments, 11 bankruptcies, a hush money scandal with a whore to compete with Trump’s royal flush.

  • Bruce, Richard

    May 9, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Another reason Mrs. Haley will never be President.

    • Rob Desantos

      May 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      LOL yep, heaven forbid you psychos accept a voice of reason within the GQP.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 9, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Nikki done TOLD Rhonda how it work, and what to do. You go, grrrl!

  • Billy the Bamboozler

    May 9, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    He has a thick head. He will not stop his nut job acts.

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 9, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Good evening America,
    I, Earl Pitts “Political Genious” American, felt motivated to make a comment regarding Nikki being a dook 4 brains RINO.
    But then I, Earl Pitts American, said to myself:
    “Earl my man Nikki is irrelevant and not worthy of a hard working, good looking, political go-to-guru such as yourself to take a moment of his day to tell America what America already knows.

    So America “no comment regarding “Mickey Haley RINO”.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Jojo

      May 9, 2023 at 8:35 pm

      Political “Genious” – so much lulz.

      • Earl Pitts American

        May 10, 2023 at 6:05 am

        Good morning Jojo
        Thank you for coming to me on bended knee to pay homeage to my superior talents and intelect.
        At this time I feel it would be best for you to join my fan club and become one of “The Earlletts” on a trial basis. The Earlletts are my most devoted cheerleaders, you get a uniform, special benifits, and best of all special one on one “Earl-Time” for being an Earlett.
        Thanks again for your support and devotion to me, Earl Pitts American.
        Welcome aboard Jojo,
        Earl Pitts “King of The Earletts” American

        • Elliott Offen

          May 10, 2023 at 7:30 am

          👆 Narcissistic psychopath, bipolar mania, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, and delusions of grandeur. Needs medication.

  • Qristian Replaced

    May 10, 2023 at 5:21 am

    Each Qristian chose Convict 45 as their representative, thus they each are a criminal. You fill our jails, Qristians. We have you Qnuts down to 70% of the US, dropping fast. Soon, you won’t even be able to find a Qurch.

    • Earl Pitts American

      May 10, 2023 at 6:09 am

      Q,
      Get thee behind me annoying deamon. Back into #ell you are cast.
      Earl Pitts American

      • Elliott Offen

        May 10, 2023 at 7:28 am

        👆Go figure… religious whacko. Needs impatient psychiatric treatment and court ordered medication for schizophrenia and narcissistic delusions.

  • Cheesy Floridan

    May 10, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    She speaks common sense and he however attacks anyone or any corporation that disagrees with what he’s doing. He says Disney is indoctrinating students however he is the one banning books, taking away courses, saying what can and cannot be taught in classes rooms.

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