DeSantis Halts Campaign, Returns to Florida to Make Statement

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On August 27, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference at 2:45 p.m. It took place at the State Emergency Operations Center.

Close up of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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Hurricane Update: Disney World and Major Infrastructure Impacted

According to news reports, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis returned from the campaign trail to handle issues in the Sunshine State. Another topic was the Jacksonville shooting on Saturday, August 26 that killed three individuals. This return highlights the governor’s ability to change the schedule and focus on Floridians.

The hurricane has impacted everything from Disney World operations to the very safety of Floridians (whether tourists or locals). DeSantis’ return shows a focus on the home state amidst a messy storm. And that indicates flexible priorities during times of crisis.

The state of Florida with a hurricane in the background and a picture frame showing the location of Walt Disney World Resort
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Governor Ron DeSantis Comments

While making statements, DeSantis discussed the shooting, referring to the gunman as a “deranged scumbag.” It occurred on August 26 and took the lives of three victims. The current Florida Governor stated, “Perpetrating violence of this kind is unacceptable.” These are clearly values that the statesman shares with the Walt Disney Company, who regularly expresses its “woke” values of inclusion and diversity, rather than violence.

Ron DeSantis speaking, edited to look like he is in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort.
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DeSantis and Disney: In the Same Boat

Even during the “woke wars” and the Reedy Creek issues, DeSantis and Disney share something important: the small world (and even smaller state) where they cohabitate. That means when a hurricane hits, Idalia in this case, it impacts people, infrastructure, and the bottom line.

DeSantis and Disney might disagree on some things, but they share the value that, “targeting people due to their race has no place in the state of Florida.” While the shooting and the hurricane aren’t inherently related, they both impact tourism and the reputation of the Sunshine State.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the left in front a podium and Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom castle to the right after a rainy day
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Sharing Tragedies and Successes

The state of Florida means that Governor Ron DeSantis and the Walt Disney Company have at least one thing in common: caring for the wellbeing of those in the area. The official release puts a focus on the hurricane and scrambling efforts to help all Floridians. It highlights that when acts of nature come into play, there are joint values between the Florida Governor and Walt Disney World, which also took measures to keep visitors safe.

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