Disney CEO Bob Iger talked to CNBC’s David Faber this week on the company’s contentious relationship with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, calling the 2024 Republican primary candidate’s comments about the company “preposterous” and potentially dangerous.
The exchange took place on Thursday’s edition of CNBC’s Squawk Box, during an interview where Iger also dismissed the idea that Disney has faced any downturn in any aspect of its business.
Faber brought up the dispute with DeSantis after that denial. The governor and the company have been in a long-term, very high profile battle since, under former CEO Bob Chapek, publicly attacking DeSantis over the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill and vowing to take action against it. DeSantis then attacked Disney as a “woke” corporation and the state took its own retaliatory actions, including against the Reedy Creek Improvement District, and the battle continued from there.
Iger replaced Chapek in November 2022, but that has not …