Ron DeSantis loves to declare that Florida is the freest state in the nation, a deeply ironic claim given that Floridians are consistently punished for disagreeing with him. One of the best examples of this was his response to Disney speaking out against his bigoted “Don’t Say Gay” law, which was to dissolve the company’s self-governing status and force it to, among other things, pay more taxes. Soon thereafter, the Florida governor installed five handpicked individuals to Disney’s oversight board, including the “founder of a right-wing parent group, a Christian nationalist, and a deep-pocketed Republican Party donor,” according to The Guardian. But unfortunately for DeSantis, he appears to have been outfoxed by Mouse-town.
Per the Associated Press:
DeSantis does not appear to have commented on the news yet, but there is presumably fiery rhetoric and retribution headed Disney’s way.