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.

A person watches fireworks at Disney World in Florida

Fireworks explode over a guest watching at Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orange County, Fla., May 30, 2022. (Joseph Prezioso/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images / Getty Images)

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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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the Republican Jewish Coalition annual meeting at the Venetian in Las Vegas Nov. 19, 2022.  (Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images / Getty Images)

"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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Joe Biden

President Biden speaks about his economic agenda at LIUNA Training Center Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, in DeForest, Wis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky / AP Newsroom)

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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Karine Jean-Pierre

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks to the press at the White House Nov. 10, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images / Getty Images)

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.