Para mí esta puede ser la última gota. Cruzó la raya. Ya era un hecho que no iba a votar por él en las primarias. Pero si él es el candidato, probablemente me abstenga en las generales. Julian Perez

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” C.S.Lewis

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump Sides With Disney

The former President goes for woke to trash Ron DeSantis.

By The Editorial BoardFollowingApril 18, 2023 7:00 pm ET


The Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando. Photo: OCTAVIO JONES/REUTERS
The only thing Democrats enjoy watching more than Ron DeSantis’s escalating tiff with Disney is the daily Donald Trump show. In Tuesday’s double feature, the former President sided with the woke Mickey Mouse to score points over the Florida Governor.

“Disney’s next move will be the announcement that no more money will be invested in Florida because of the Governor,” Mr. Trump wrote on Truth Social. “In fact, they could even announce a slow withdrawal or sale of certain properties, or the whole thing. Watch! That would be a killer. In the meantime, this is all so unnecessary, a political STUNT!”

He knows all about stunts. Mr. Trump thinks Mr. DeSantis’s dispute with Disney is hurting the Governor politically, so he’s piling on.

Mr. DeSantis had a strong case last year when he championed legislation revoking special self-governing privileges that provided favorable tax and regulatory treatment for Disney World that other companies don’t enjoy. The move was a response to Disney’s unnecessary decision to attack Florida’s mislabeled “don’t say gay” law. As the Governor wrote in these pages in February, Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act merely limits classroom instruction on sexuality and gender ideology in grades K-3 and requires that sex instruction in other grades be age-appropriate.

But while Mr. DeSantis was distracted by other matters, Disney in February clawed back some of the authority that the legislation had sought to cancel. The press mocked the Governor for being out-maneuvered. Not wanting to look weak, Mr. DeSantis attacked the company in Trumpian fashion.

Disney responded by announcing that it will host the largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world at its Orlando resort, which may not endear it to parents who are dismayed by its aggressive promotion of woke culture. So now Mr. DeSantis is escalating the feud and threatening to set up a rival state amusement park or even a prison next to the Magic Kingdom.

Nobody emerges from this looking good. Mr. DeSantis is escalating a feud with a business that risks alienating moderate and independent voters who otherwise support Florida’s sex-education law and his good policies such as school-choice expansion. CEO Robert Iger risks further damage to Disney’s Florida assets when its stock price is in the tank. Both would benefit from settling the dispute.

But as is his wont, Mr. Trump is trying to goad the Governor by siding with Mr. Iger. You’d think the former President would be critical of Disney’s woke turn, but his only abiding political conviction is personal advantage. He recently sided with plaintiff attorneys against Mr. DeSantis’s sensible tort reforms.

Mr. Trump these days attacks Republicans more than Democrats. On Tuesday he trashed his former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney as a “born loser” and “perhaps the dumbest person, along with John Bolton, working at the White House.” So why did he appoint them? If he gets elected President again, who would volunteer for such abuse by working for him? Maybe he can ask Mr. Iger for a hand.