Disney's Thursday attack on Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lost his state 2,000 white-collar jobs.
A Disney official cited "changing business conditions" in canceling plans to develop a $1 billion office building in Florida.
CNN reported Thursday that DeSantis is set to officially enter the 2024 GOP presidential race next week, and the firm is publicly feuding with him.
“Given the company’s financial straits, falling market cap and declining stock price,” DeSantis' spokesperson claimed Disney's cancellation was “unsurprising.”
Disney and the media business are struggling with ad sales and a writers strike. Earlier this year, it stated it will remove 7,000 workers to decrease costs.
The business said Thursday that it would close its Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort at Disney World just over a year after opening.
Disney said the famous attraction "will take its final voyage" at the end of September and is helping passengers rebook reservations for later in the year.
The Lake Nona site in Orlando, Florida, was scheduled to attract 2,000 jobs, many of them from California.
The state's Democratic party leader criticized the governor's "unhinged personal vendetta against Disney" for costing Florida 2,000 jobs and millions in income.
“DeSantis has single-handedly and decisively made Florida an anti-business state,” stated Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried.
At Disney's annual meeting last month, CEO Bob Iger called DeSantis' actions "anti-business" and "anti-Florida."