Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.
employs 75,000 people and attracts 50 million visitors annually. On Monday, DeSantis said Florida would override Disney’s attempts to sidestep additional state oversight of its parks, and publicly mused about taking punitive actions against the corporation–such as building a state prison nearby.
Later Monday, Disney announced it will host a special “Pride Nite” at its California theme park, Disneyland, in June. The event will feature a dance parties, a Pride cavalcade and character experiences, according to Disney.
The epic troll job didn’t go unnoticed. The first tweet by the company after DeSantis' press conference ended https://t.co/2PIpTTIZpkRon DeSantis: We'll build a prison next to youDisney: WE'RE DOING PRIDE NITE, BITCHES ??????
pic.twitter.com/WgSeo84ZklIt’s fitting that Disneyland is trolling DeSantis from its park in the Golden State, given California governor Gavin Newsom’s own roiling of his conservative contemporary.