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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Exposes DeSantis' Hypocrisy on Disney

January 10, 2024

Nikki Haley doesn't believe in weaponizing government against individuals or businesses—that's what liberals do. She supports conservatives voicing their dissatisfaction with woke companies with their pocketbooks. Go woke and go broke—just like Bud Light. As governor, she brought tens of thousands of jobs to South Carolina by partnering with businesses, and she will do the same for America.

Ron DeSantis didn't bat an eye when Disney engaged in woke shenanigans for years. In fact, he happily gave Disney the largest subsidy in Florida history! When Disney suddenly criticized the governor, DeSantis launched a public vendetta that is costing Florida taxpayers millions of dollars.


  • Nikki Haley said Ron DeSantis' bill banning talk of gender up to the third grade didn't go far enough and called for leaving discussions about sex and gender to parents. Coincidentally, DeSantis later expanded his original bill to do just that.
  • Haley was dubbed a "Jobs Governor" who created tens of thousands of new jobs in all of South Carolina's 46 counties. Haley cut the unemployment rate more than in half, from 11% to 4%.


  • Disney has been woke for years and Ron DeSantis didn't say a peep.
    • June 2017: Disney criticized Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords.
    • September 2017: Disney criticized Trump's DACA policy.
    • May 2019: Disney threatened to boycott Georgia over a proposed 6-week abortion ban.
  • DeSantis gave Disney the largest subsidy in Florida history.
    • "Disney could get more than half a billion dollars in state tax breaks for building a regional hub in Orlando's Lake Nona community where it plans to put more than 2,000 employees moving from California, documents show. Disney's capital investment for the project could be as much as $864 million... The tax break would be among the largest in state history for a single corporation."
  • DeSantis carved out an exception for Disney in his bill cracking down on social media companies in 2021.
    • In April 2021, DeSantis signed SB 7072 which cracked down on large social media companies that block users from their platforms.
    • The DeSantis team worked with Disney to include a specific exemption for any "information service, system, internet search engine, or access software provider operated by a company that owns and operates" a theme park or large entertainment complex. This exemption was meant specifically for Disney Plus' streaming service.
  • Taxpayers are paying millions of dollars for DeSantis' vendetta with Disney.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Exposes DeSantis' Hypocrisy on Disney Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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