Nikki Haley sides with Disney; invites ‘woke’ giant to move to South Carolina to stick it to DeSantis

The mouse squealed for help as Disney took its increasingly nasty feud with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to court on Wednesday, filing a federal lawsuit that set off cheers from leftists as well as an opportunistic shout-out from 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor appeared on Fox News where, instead of siding with DeSantis who has stood up to the “woke” entertainment giant for its support of groomers and perverts in classrooms, offered up an invitation for the company to pack up and move north.

(Video: Fox News)

During an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of “America Reports,” anchor Sandra Smith asked the former Palmetto State leader for her take on Disney’s lawsuit alleging that the Sunshine State Republican targeted the company with a “relentless campaign to weaponize government power against Disney in retaliation for expressing a political viewpoint,” as the war over the Magic Kingdom’s special district went nuclear.

“You know, as governor I took care of a double-digit unemployment state and I turned it into an economic powerhouse,” Haley responded. “Businesses were my partners, because if you take care of your businesses, you take care of your economy, your economy takes care of the people and everyone wins. And so that’s the way we dealt with it.”

“South Carolina was a very anti-woke state, it still is, and if Disney would like to move their hundreds of thousands of jobs to South Carolina and bring the billions of dollars with them, I’ll let them know I’ll be happy to meet them in South Carolina and introduce them to the governor and the legislature that would welcome it,” she said.

Haley also took to Twitter in case anyone missed her on Fox News.

“Hey @Disney, my home state will happily accept your 70,000+ jobs if you want to leave Florida. We’ve got great weather, great people, and it’s always a great day in South Carolina!” she wrote.  “SC’s not woke, but we’re not sanctimonious about it either.”

Already a longshot for the White House, Haley likely didn’t help her cause with social conservatives who in DeSantis, see a champion who drew a line in the sand against the left-wing cultural revolution that has raged through American institutions like a particularly malignant form of cancer.

Twitter users offered up some early returns on the candidate’s presidential hopes and if they are any indication, Haley had best wait to shop for new curtains for the Oval Office.

“This 2004-era establishment Republican corporatism is not only weak and ineffective but also an absolute political loser on every level. There is just no market for what Nikki Haley is selling,” wrote conservative commentator Matt Walsh.

Other reactions to Haley’s big offer:

As the old saying goes, politics makes for strange bedfellows because leftist lunatic Keith Olbermann recently expressed a similar sentiment that the Carolinas would be an ideal landing spot for the House of Mouse.

Team DeSantis responded to Disney’s crying to the federal courts with the governor’s Deputy Press Secretary Jeremy Redfern posting the following to Twitter:

“We are unaware of any legal right that a company has to operate its own government or maintain special privileges not held by other businesses in the state,” read the tweet. “This lawsuit is yet another unfortunate example of their hope to undermine the will of the Florida voters and operate outside the bounds of the law.”

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Chris Donaldson


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