Ron DeSantis has been at war with Disney since the beginning of 2022 when the company publicly denounced a parental rights in education bill.
The two are headed for a major legal showdown.
And Disney’s Bob Iger just got three words of advice from Ron DeSantis that told him it was all over.
As part of his recent campaign reboot, Ron DeSantis is making an effort to appear for more interviews on networks that fall outside the traditional friendly conservative media.
On Monday, DeSantis appeared for a full interview on CNBC’s Last Call to discuss the 2024 race and share his vision for the country if elected as the next President.
Host Brian Sullivan brought up the current battle with Disney.
DeSantis noted the problems Disney is facing after embracing the woke ideology and said the company should go back to doing what they did well.
He added that “we’ve basically moved on, but they’re suing the state of Florida.”
“They’re suing the state of Florida,” DeSantis said. “They’re going to lose that lawsuit.”
“The company alleges DeSantis ‘orchestrated at every step’ a campaign of government retaliation ‘as punishment for Disney’s protected speech,’” CNBC reported. “DeSantis and the other defendants in the lawsuit have asked for the case to be dismissed.”
CNBC host Brian Sullivan conducted the interview from DeSantis’ office in Tallahassee.
During the discussion on Disney, he pointed to a telephone on his desk and asked what he would say to Disney CEO Bob Iger if he had him on the phone.
DeSantis said he would simply tell him to “drop the lawsuit.”
“So what I would say is, ‘drop the lawsuit,’” DeSantis said.
“This is a great place to do business,” he continued, before pointing out that CNBC ranked Florida as the top state economy in the country.
“Your competitors all do very well here, Universal, SeaWorld,” DeSantis said. “They have not had the same special privileges as you have,” he continued, adding that “so all we want to do is treat everybody the same, and let’s move forward.”
He said he and his wife Casey got married at Disney World and have always appreciated them over the years.
DeSantis added that he is “totally fine” with moving forward, but said “I’m not fine with giving extraordinary privileges, you know, to one special company at the exclusion of everybody else.”
This is Disney’s chance to drop the lawsuit, put their differences behind them, and get back to entertaining families.
Only time will tell whether or not Disney takes the Governor’s olive branch.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.