White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre connected Wednesday sharply dismissed a caller op-ed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aft he terminated Disney's self-governing position and typical taxation curen successful nan state.
"So I'm going to beryllium very frank pinch you, Nandita. I person not publication nan op-ed and frankly, I don't scheme to," Jean-Pierre told Reuters analogous Nandita Bose, who asked astir the piece published successful The Wall Street Journal during nan regular White House property briefing.
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White House property caput Karine Jean Pierre and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. (Getty Images)
Bose pointed retired that Disney had been "able to get distant without paying taxes astir location infrastructure developments" earlier DeSantis took action, but Jean-Pierre deflected to different topics.
"Look, nan president has been very clear here. He is going to present for nan American people. I talked astir lowering costs. We conscionable talked astir Eli Lilly successful their awesome announcement of capping $35 for insulin, which is going to beryllium truthful important to families crossed nan country," Jean-Pierre said.
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White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre delivers remarks during nan regular property briefing astatine nan White House connected March 1, 2023 successful Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
"We conscionable talked astir I was conscionable asked astir crime and nan activity that nan president has done complete nan past 2 years to conflict crime successful communities. Something that he inherited. When you deliberation astir nan emergence of crime successful nan past mates of years," she said.
"We're not going to play governmental games. That's not thing that we do here. We're going to proceed to enactment very focused, laser focused connected delivering for nan American people. And I'm not going to publication that op-ed," she added.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a connection for a Digital Bill of Rights, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, astatine Palm Beach Atlantic University successful West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
DeSantis, a rumored 2024 statesmanlike candidate, had been a staunch force of Disney maintaining its typical self-governing position earlier yet signing a measure into rule earlier this week ending that status.
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"Old-fashioned firm Republicanism won't do successful a world wherever nan near has hijacked large business," he wrote successful nan op-ed. "[Disney] has to unrecorded nether nan aforesaid laws arsenic Universal Studios, SeaWorld and each different institution successful our state."
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