“I am not comfortable having one company with their own government and special privileges, when that company has pledged itself to attacking the parents in my state”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis did a live event with Laura Ingraham of FOX News on Thursday night that covered a wide range of topics, including the state’s economy, their approach to COVID, and education.
The big soundbite of the night came when they discussed his recent clash with Disney over parental rights in education.
Joshua Comins reports at FOX News:
DeSantis blasts Disney execs’ attack on parents: ‘Walt Disney would not want that’
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged Thursday that Disney will live under the same laws as everybody else in Florida on the “The Ingraham Angle Town Hall” in Orlando, Florida.
“It just simply ends with them being treated the same as every other company in Florida,” DeSantis told Laura Ingraham. “They’re going to follow laws. They’re not going to have their own government. They’re going to pay their debts, pay their taxes.”…
DeSantis concluded by ripping into Disney’s response to the Parental Rights in Education bill, which drew a standing ovation from the crowd.
“I am not comfortable having one company with their own government and special privileges, when that company has pledged itself to attacking the parents in my state,” he said.
“When that company has very high up people talking about injecting pansexualism into programing for young kids, it’s wrong. Walt Disney would not want that. And so get back to the mission. Do what you did great. That’s why people love the company, and you’ve lost your way. Maybe this will be the wakeup call that they need to get back on track.”
Watch this clip to the end. The crowd applauds wildly and ends with a standing ovation:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fires back at woke Disney, gets a standing ovation: "It's wrong. Walt Disney would not have wanted that … You've lost your way. Maybe this will be the wakeup call that they need to get back on track." pic.twitter.com/dEc9AyoatW
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) April 29, 2022
This issue is important for Republicans, and DeSantis clearly understands that.
He also talked about the recent appeal of Florida. From the Naples Daily News:
“We’ve led the nation in net in migration since COVID,” DeSantis said. “And if you look at the states that perform poorly by most metrics, they hemorrhage people.”
“And so the demand to live in Florida is more intense than it’s ever been in the history of our state,” he added. “And that’s just the reality.”
Many voters are facing the reality of higher costs for housing and other necessities, though, and DeSantis is sure to face continued questions about whether he’s doing enough to help them.
Asked about how he is appealing to Hispanics, DeSantis offered a revealing answer that provides insight on how he believes culture war issues play with this group.
The governor first noted his COVID-19 policies, saying his push to keep businesses open was good for everybody, but it was particularly good for our blue-collar workers, many of whom are Hispanic.”
Here’s more of the discussion on education:
If Trump doesn’t run in 2024, DeSantis is clearly the front-runner, for reasons which should be obvious to everyone.
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