“You shouldn’t be President of the United States if you can’t outsmart Mickey Mouse,” Ramaswamy tweeted Friday. “@RonDeSantisFL rails against Disney’s ‘special privileges,’ yet he’s literally the governor who signed some of those crony privileges into law.”
Ramaswamy expanded during a Fox Business Network interview with “Cavuto Coast-to-Coast” guest presenter David Asman early Friday afternoon.
“I respect Governor DeSantis for implementing much of what I wrote in ‘Woke Inc.’ into Florida. “That happened, and I respect him for being an implementer,” Ramaswamy said in the interview. However, Disney said he wanted to roll back those special privileges.
“Unfortunately, one of the special privileges was legislated into law under Ron DeSantis himself, which was actually an exemption from their political anti-discrimination statute that he passed and I think that undermines the credibility of that crusade,” Ramaswamy stated. “I’m surprised that hasn’t been more widely reported in the media, but I think we’ve got to let companies be companies.”
Since March 2022, when DeSantis approved parental rights legislation against Disney’s resistance, the two have fought. After Disney attacked the parental rights bill, DeSantis passed legislation to end Disney’s control over the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
Disney sued DeSantis over the law that eliminated its authority over the Reedy Creek Improvement District Wednesday.