White House knocks DeSantis as Biden visits Florida: 'I would not get into a fight with Mickey Mouse'
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters feuding with Disney does not seem like a 'normal' decision
The White House got a jab in on Florida Gov. Ron Desantis Thursday during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to the Sunshine State.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by reporters for comment on the DeSantis administration's ongoing feud with the Walt Disney Company.
Jean-Pierre chuckled during her response, saying, "I don't know about you all, but I certainly would not get into a fight with Mickey Mouse. I don't think that would be the thing I would be doing."
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She also referenced the Republicans' rebuttal to Biden's State of the Union address in which Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that lawmakers should choose normalcy over insanity.
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"And I don't think that's what Gov. Sanders — as you heard from her rebuttal — I don't think that's what she meant when she said there's a choice between normal and crazy. So I'll leave that there," the press secretary quipped.
DeSantis gave a stern warning to Disney Wednesday morning, telling its leadership there's a "new sheriff in town."
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Speaking to reporters in Ocala, he said the company would no longer be self governed.
These remarks come as a new bill released this week put the entertainment giant's district, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, under the control of DeSantis and legislative leaders.
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The bill prohibits anyone who worked or had a contract with a theme park or entertainment complex in the past three years — or their relatives — from serving on the revamped district’s board of supervisors.
Fox News' Julia Musto contributed to this report.