As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to announce his run for the presidency in 2024, he may have an opponent more formidable than Donald Trump: Mickey Mouse.
DeSantis has been waging a year-long war against the Walt Disney Corporation since the company, which has operated Walt Disney World in Orlando since 1971, rebuked the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in March 2022.
For now, Disney seems to have the upperhand, turning the tables on DeSantis’ attempt to wrestle control of its Florida property away from the company. But DeSantis is not backing down, and it’s caused some to wonder if his commitment to fighting the culture wars and one of the most powerful corporations in the world might kill his campaign before it’s even started.