Joe Biden‘s alter-ego made an appearance at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and he came for Ron DeSantis.After donning his signature black aviators, Biden, who let the audience know that “Dark Brandon” was taking his turn at the mic, jabbed at the embattled Florida governor.
His first crack referenced DeSantis’ futile feud with Disney, his state’s top private employer and tourism attraction. “I had a lot of Ron DeSantis jokes ready.
But Mickey Mouse beat the hell out of him. He got there first,” said Biden.Indeed. Disney sued DeSantis’ administration last week, alleging the governor is waging a “relentless campaign” against the company over its opposition to the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” classroom bill, which outlaws discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-12.
DeSantis has made attacking LGBTQ+ people a central component of his governorship. In February, the Florida board of medicine outlawed gender-affirming care for trans minors, and a bill recently passed the Florida House that would make it a felony to provide transgender-affirming care to minors.