Disney wanted a fight with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Democrats thought this would play to their advantage.
But now Ron DeSantis just hit Disney with a nasty curveball that will leave Democrats in tears.
Former Trump administration Attorney General William Barr backed DeSantis in his legal fight with Disney.
In an interview with CNBC’s David Faber at the CNBC CEO Council Summit, Barr explained that he supported DeSantis’ effort to strip Disney of its special governing privileges at the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
“On this one, though, I actually support DeSantis,” Barr stated. “For me, what is important here is that Disney was getting special privileges,” Barr added that Disney is now “treated like everyone else.”
The fight began when Disney objected to a common sense Parental Rights in Education Bill, which prevented teachers from indoctrinating children in grades K-3 into transgenderism with sexually inappropriate lesson plans.
Disney filed a baseless lawsuit falsely accusing DeSantis of politically-motivated retribution.
Barr told Faber that Disney was out of line and set up a false narrative that Democrats and some RINOs like Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson could latch onto and unfairly attack DeSantis as some kind of tyrant.
“Disney’s intervention here was very unfair, and pandered to and played to a narrative by his political opponents,” Barr added.
Barr defended the legislation to strip Disney of its special privileges and the Parental Rights in Education legislation that Disney initially opposed was a reasonable bill.
Conservatives are also fed up with woke corporations like Disney flexing their muscle to bully red states in the culture war.
Barr said the Parental Rights in Education Act was a reasonable bill and that he didn’t care if DeSantis wanted to strip Disney of its special privileges to send a message to corporations to stop acting like Democrat Party Super PACs.
“Obviously, the motivation ran deeper than that, but it doesn’t bother me,” Barr continued.
Barr also dismissed the idea that DeSantis’ feud with Disney would hurt DeSantis in a Presidential campaign, saying if business leaders backed Joe Biden nothing was going to sway them anyway.
“If business people prefer the Biden administration over DeSantis, I don’t think they will be moved by this issue one way or another,” Barr concluded.
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