The feud between Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former president Donald Trump continues after it was announced that Disney had abandoned its plans to build an almost $1 billion corporate campus, and relocate 2000 staff members to Florida.
The change of plans is allegedly due to an ongoing conflict between the corporate giant at Florida governor.
Trump and DeSantis used to be good friends and allies, but as rumours about DeSantis’ run for the Republican presidential nominee in 2024 heighten, with a rumoured announcement on May 25, Trump has switched to attacking the governor.
As a result, Trump and DeSantis fans have begun attacking one another on social media. And the latest claim being made by DeSantis fans is that Trump and his supporters have ‘gone woke’.
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In light of the announcement that Disney was no longer moving its staff to Florida, the Trump campaign quickly capitalised on the moment to mock DeSantis. In an email sent to supporters titled ‘President Trump is Always Right’ is a post from Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, dated April 18th 2023.
The post reads: ‘DeSanctus is being absolutely destroyed by Disney. His original P.R. Plan fizzled, so now he’s going back with a new one in order to save face. Disney’s next move will be the announcement that no more money will be invested in Florida because of the Governor.’ He added, ‘ Watch! That would be a killer. In the meantime, this is all so unnecessary, a political STUNT!’
In response to Trump, DeSantis supporters have claimed Trump has ‘gone woke’ and supports Disney.
\u201c@TrumpWarRoom You won't stand up for our kids or parents, but you'll stand up for Disney and Bud Light!\n\nMessage received!\u201d— Trump War Room (@Trump War Room) 1684435228
\u201cTrump\u2014blinded by hatred for DeSantis and clearly a materialist who\u2019d sell all of you out for corporate profits\u2014cheers the groomers at Disney again. \n\nBut guess what? We in Florida don\u2019t want Disney\u2019s money. And we don\u2019t need 2000 more leftists coming from California.\u201d— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense) 1684440859
\u201c@davereaboi @MaxNordau Trump is on team Disney.\u201d— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense) 1684440859
Even some Trump supporters are unhappy with the Republican candidate’s apparent support for Disney, which many on the right view as progressive.
But it didn’t stop many of them from hitting back against DeSantis:
\u201c\u201cDisney World to host largest LGBTQ summit.\u201d Can a DeSimp please explain to me how this is winning? Woke is alive and thriving in Florida and Disney.\u201d— MAGA Catholic \u271d\ufe0f \ud83c\uddfb\ud83c\udde6 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@MAGA Catholic \u271d\ufe0f \ud83c\uddfb\ud83c\udde6 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1684455917
\u201cRON DESANCTIMONIOUS GETS CAUGHT IN THE MOUSE TRAP\n\nThe Culture Of Losing Continues\n\nDeSanctus\u2019 weakness leads to job losses and loss of $1B. https://t.co/MVnPrOIvLP\u201d— Trump War Room (@Trump War Room) 1684435228
And of course, those who didn’t support Trump or DeSantis weighed in:
\u201cI don't think we're prepared for just how incredibly stupid a Trump-DeSantis primary will be.\u201d— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1684454090
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