Disney hasn't "made a peep" in opposition to his policies since "our skirmish last year," as his conflict with the entertainment giant continues.The Florida Governor made the comments in a Newsmax interview with John Bachman, which was broadcast on Friday.DeSantis is widely believed to be weighing up a possible presidential bid, with polling showing he is the second most popular candidate with Republican voters after Donald Trump.
As such his clash with Disney, part of a wider campaign against "woke culture," could impact who is elected to the White House in 2024.In his Newsmax interview, DeSantis said: "The big issue with Disney was they exercised a lot of political influence in this town."And they tried to fight us on things like parents' rights and things that are really important to the people of Florida.
We beat them on that. We signed a parents' rights bill and we've expanded protections and we've done a lot of stuff to go back and fight woke ideology."Since our skirmish last year, Disney has not been involved in any of those issues.
They have not made a peep. That ultimately is the most important – that Disney is not allowed to pervert the system to the detriment of Floridians."Relations between DeSantis and Disney soured in March 2022, when then Disney CEO Bob Chapek publicly spoke out against the Florida governor's Parental Rights In Education bill, dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill by critics.