Biden Goes After DeSantis Again: Disney Edition

This past Wednesday, President Joe Biden hurled mocking criticism at Governor Ron DeSantis over the situation taking place around Disney in regards to the Parental Right in Education bill.

Apparently, both Biden and his team fear DeSantis, a currently quite popular Republican figurehead who many think has the best chance at taking the White House away from Biden, and for the GOP, in 2024, as they have been trying to target him for many months now.

Also on Wednesday, Biden took a snide tone as he stood in front of his LGBTQ supporters, “I don’t have to tell you about the ultra-MAGA agenda, attacking families and our freedoms. Three hundred discriminatory bills introduced in states across this country… In Texas, knocking on front doors to harass and investigate parents who are raising transgender children. In Florida going after Mickey Mouse for God’s sake.”

“That’s striking close to home,” exclaimed Biden.

Back near the end of March, DeSantis called out Disney as part of an interview with Fox News conducted by Tucker Carlson.

“Well, this bill is about providing protections so that they know they can send their young kids to school without them being sexualized, without a school telling a young girl, for example, that she may really be a boy. And if schools are trying to do things that impact the health and well-being of the kids and they’re — they’re undertaking certain services, that parents have a right to know that and provide consent for it,” stated the Governor.

“So, this is a real bill that empowers parents, it protects our kids. And for a company like Disney to say that this bill should have never passed — first of all, Tucker, they weren’t saying anything when it was going through the House. They only started doing this because the mob, the woke mob came after them,” he went on.

“But put that aside,” DeSantis went on, “for them to say that them as a California-based company are going to work to take those California values and overturn a law that was duly enacted and, as you said, supported by a strong majority of Floridians, they don’t run this state. They will never run this state as long as I’m governor.”

In August of last year, Biden snidely shot back, “Governor Who?” when questioned about DeSantis. DeSantis fired back, “I guess I’m not surprised that Biden doesn’t remember me; I guess the question is, what else has he forgotten?”

Back in mid-February of 2021, DeSantis issued a harsh critique of the possibility that the Biden administration could possibly institute heavy travel restrictions on the state. At the time, McClatchy reported, “The Biden administration is considering whether to impose domestic travel restrictions, including on Florida, fearful that coronavirus mutations are threatening to reverse hard-fought progress on the pandemic.”

DeSantis shot back: “I think it would be unconstitutional, it would be unwise, and it would be unjust,” adding that “restricting the right of Americans to travel freely throughout our country while allowing illegal aliens to pour across the southern border unmolested would be a ridiculous, but very damaging farce.”

Additionally, in August of 2021, Biden went after DeSantis by calling for him to “get out of the way” concerning the pandemic, but DeSantis shot back, “So I think the question is, we can either have a free society, or we can have a biomedical security state. And I can tell you, Florida, we’re a free state, people are going to be free to choose, to make their own decisions about themselves, about their families, about their kid’s education, and about putting food on the table. And Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t do lockdown policies, then you should quote, ‘get out of the way.’ But let me tell you this, if you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way, I’m not going to let you get away with it.”

“If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in person education, I’m gonna stand in your way and I’m gonna stand up for the kids in Florida,” DeSantis went on. “If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way and I’m standing for the people of Florida.”

“So why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure?” concluded DeSantis. “And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you. Thank you.”



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