Gov. Ron DeSantis stands behind his war with the The Walt Disney Company, but doesn’t expect he would have to take similar action if elected President.
During a Wednesday night interview on Fox News Tonight, the Florida Governor explained to host Trey Gowdy why the issue with Disney’s self-governing status likely wouldn’t recur federally.
“Well, if there was somehow a federally conferred private government given to a corporation like you had with Disney, then that could potentially be something that you would do. But I don’t think that that exists anywhere else in the country,” DeSantis said.
“So I think this was a unique setup involving the State of Florida and this one company and it started many, many decades ago, but clearly, it’s not something that was viable going forward. So I just don’t think you would have the same set of facts.”
The Governor’s comments come as the fight between Disney and the state continues.
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 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.
May 24, 2023 at 11:20 pm
“Not expecting” is a great way to describe his legal results. 3-81 in cases he brought in his Kristian Kulture wars. Harvard? Yale? Naval Officer? Oh please. Just another Floridiot.
May 25, 2023 at 9:16 am
Prison Guard at Guantanamo Bay is Ron’s only relevant experience, and we all saw the pictures.
Dr. Franklin Waters
May 24, 2023 at 11:31 pm
That’s because he won’t be president.
Corporate America has been paying attention, and he’s shown he’s hostile to business. Especially their right to express their own opinions.
Dont Say FLA
May 25, 2023 at 9:12 am
Why doesn’t Rhonda expect a repeat on the national scale?
Rhonda does not think anyone will voice opposition to them if they become President of USA?
Or does Rhonda think they would have decent advisors that would convince them not to try and make hay from a press release nobody ever would have noticed had Rhonda not tried to make hay of it?
Disney Does Not Operate in USA
May 25, 2023 at 9:14 am
This obviously could never happen on the nation level with President Ron DeSantis. As well all know, Disney does not operate in the USA. They only operate in Florida. Ron DeSantis, smart guy.
May 25, 2023 at 10:52 am
Desantis has not screwed anything up with Disney. That is going to play out in the courts and work out. As corporations get political and away from the Michael Jordon proverb, “Republicans buy sneakers too”. Corporations should not be surprised that when the corporation picks sides in politics that they would lose any special benefits they may have received. We need to get politics out of our business and entertainment.
Dont Say FLA
May 25, 2023 at 7:27 pm
Lex is correct. “DeSantis has not screwed anything up with Disney. That is going to play out in the courts and work out.”
Yes. Disney will be fine. Ron will be fine.
Florida’s taxpayers are the ones who lose when the State of Florida pays Disney. Ron doesn’t give a shit about that.
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