Former President Donald Trump blasted entertainment giant Disney on Monday for its highly publicized woke misadventures and then took Republican primary opponent Ron DeSantis to task for not standing in the way.
Commenting on his Truth Social platform, Trump termed the Florida-based company “a Woke and Disgusting shadow of its former self.”
The candidate cautioned that a day of reckoning is coming for Disney if it does not return to its family-friendly roots. He predicted, “the market will do irreparable damage.”
Trump on Disney. Like I said, he never sided with Disney, he jabbed Ron for when & how he did it. pic.twitter.com/DGMoNDaXHv
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Trump went further, laying blame on “Rob DeSanctimonious” for allowing the media giant to go astray. He declared that the infamous feud between Gov. DeSantis and Disney was undertaken “for publicity reasons only” and that the governor should have blocked the company’s transition “long ago.’
This continues a theme begun in April when Trump posted that “DeSanctus” was being “absolutely destroyed by Disney.”
He added that the war between DeSantis and Disney would result in the company pulling part or all of its operation out of Florida. This forecast soon proved at least partially true.
When executives announced on May 18 that a $1 billion Orlando office complex project was being terminated, Trump’s campaign declared “President Trump is always right.” The decision ended the relocation of 1,000 employees from California and the hiring of another 1,000.
DeSantis fired his own slings and arrows at the former president in an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” When the governor was asked to explain why voters should choose him over the 45th president, he immediately referenced Disney.
He recalled his stance against the company after it came out against his so-called “Don’t Say Gay” Parental Bill of Rights law. As for differences, he said that Trump had “taken the side of Disney in our fight down here in Florida.”
He called Disney’s mature themes in entertainment targeting children “not consistent with the values of Florida or the values of a place like Iowa.”
This came just hours after Trump’s criticism of Disney and DeSantis’ standoff with the company. Later, the former president criticized the Fox News hosts for not correcting the governor’s statement that he was backing Disney.
Trump posted on Truth Social, “Wrong! Fox should have read my posted TRUTH on Disney, but that’s not the game they play.”