How DeSantis' Disney Clash Was the Turning Point of His Campaign's Demise
  • 3 months ago
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ended his 2024 GOP presidential campaign after lagging behind Donald Trump, particularly following weak results in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries. DeSantis's conflict with Disney, which began after the company opposed the "Don't Say Gay" bill—a piece of legislation he championed to restrict classroom discussions on sexual orientation—was a pivotal misstep. His aggressive move to revoke Disney's self-governing privileges in the Reedy Creek Improvement District backfired, contributing to his campaign's downfall amidst the ensuing legal and political turmoil.