Trump Slams DeSantis and Supports Disney – Watch
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday came out in support of Disney, slamming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his recent decision to fight back against the company’s woke agenda.
“Ron DeSantis is a great governor, but he’s making a big mistake with Disney,” Trump said in a statement. “Disney is a great American company that has been with us through thick and thin. They’ve created millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity. And now DeSantis is trying to punish them for standing up for what they believe in. It’s wrong, and it’s not going to work.”
Trump’s comments come after DeSantis signed a bill into law last week that would strip Disney of its special self-governing status in Florida. The bill was passed in response to Disney’s opposition to a new law that bans teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
Disney has been a vocal critic of the new law, calling it “deeply flawed.” The company has also said that it will work to repeal the law.
Trump’s support for Disney is a sign of the growing rift between the former president and DeSantis. The two men were once close allies, but they have increasingly clashed in recent months.
Trump has been critical of DeSantis’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he has also accused the governor of being too moderate. DeSantis, for his part, has been critical of Trump’s role in the January 6th Capitol riot.
The rift between Trump and DeSantis is likely to continue to grow in the coming months. Both men are seen as potential presidential candidates in 2024, and they are both vying for the support of the Republican base.
It remains to be seen whether Trump’s support for Disney will have any impact on the Florida governor’s race. However, it is clear that Trump is still a major force in the Republican Party, and his endorsement could be a significant boost for any candidate who receives it.
Trump surrenders again. Surrenders to donor money. Surrenders to Bud Light. Surrenders to trans. Surrenders to Disney. Weak! pic.twitter.com/sHPjQEAn4p
— Marcus (@MarcusHUSA) April 18, 2023