‘So unnecessary’: Republicans blast DeSantis over Disney

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Former President Donald Trump also criticized DeSantis’ feud with Disney on Tuesday, writing in a Truth Social post that DeSantis is being «absolutely destroyed by Disney.»

“Disney’s next move will be the announcement that no more money will be invested in Florida because of the Governor. In fact, they might even announce a slow retirement or the sale of certain properties, or everything. Look! That would be a killer. Meanwhile, all this is so unnecessary, a political stunt! Ron should work on the squatter MESS! Trump said.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, who has strongly hinted at a 2024 offersaid DeSantis’ feud with Disney is turning into tit-for-tat because it’s not going the way he planned.

«Look, this has gone from being kind of a headline to something that’s become an issue, and it complicates the whole Republican message,» Sununu said on CNN Monday night. “I just don’t think it’s not good for Governor DeSantis. I don’t think it’s good for the Republican party.»

The PAC leadership Stand for America PAC, launched by Nikki Haley, said in a statement that after the Florida governor’s latest attempt to «outdo Mickey Mouse after a devastating and embarrassing blow to his efforts to control Disney World, Ron DeSantis has proposed some new amusement park neighbors – criminals.” Former Ambassador to the United Nations launched his presidential candidacy in February.

References of the CAP statement DeSantis’ comments on Monday that Florida could consider building a prison next to Disney-owned land.

Bryan Griffin, a spokesman for DeSantis, said in a statement that «there is no need to respond to any critics» because DeSantis held a news conference on the issue Monday and the «governor made his philosophy behind his efforts very clear.»

“Disney had extraordinary special privileges and an unfair special advantage compared to other businesses in the state,” Griffin said.

At that press conference, DeSantis announced that the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature would try to change state law to subject the company’s theme parks to new inspections, saying that Disney was «not superior to the laws enacted by the people from the state of Florida. That’s not going to work, that’s not going to work.»

In his interview on Tuesday, Christie said he would make a decision in the coming weeks on whether to run for president in 2024. Christie was seen speaking with more than three dozen of his former employees and advisers Monday night in Washington on a potential 2024 presidential bid.

“If we go ahead, we want all of you to be with us,” Christie told the room on Monday. “Thank you to all of you for everything you have already done for us. It’s been really, really an amazing journey. And you know what? It may not be over yet.»

Christie said Tuesday that the field for 2024 seemed «empty compared to what I dealt with in 2016.»

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