The Florida governor, running for president with dismal poll numbers, has been mocked by Democrats and Republicans for his feud with the media giant.
The legal battle began last year after Disney publicly opposed a Florida state law that bans classroom lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in what critics have called a “Don’t Say Gay” policy.
Following Disney’s public admonition of the new law, DeSantis stripped the company of a 25,000-acre district it had self-governed since the 1960s. After gaining control, diversity, equity and inclusion programs in the district were stripped away by DeSantis appointees.
Disney filed a lawsuit against DeSantis and the state of Florida in April, accusing the governor of a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” after Disney publicly opposed the anti-LGBTQ+ law.
“So what I would say is, drop the lawsuit”.
“So all we want to do is treat everybody the same, and let’s move forward,” he said. “I’m totally fine with that. But I’m not fine with giving extraordinary privileges, you know, to one special company at the exclusion of everybody else.”