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Granddaughter of Disney co-founder blasts GOP-led tax cut

  • Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company 
  • She is unhappy about the new tax law just passed by the Republican-led Congress – even though she stands to benefit from it 
  • ‘This bill will give me this tax cut while also killing health insurance for over 13 million people,’ Abigail Disney, an activist and filmmaker, said 
  • Abigail Disney has traditionally taken political positions that are more liberal compared to those of her largely conservative family 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:35 EST, 28 December 2017 | Updated: 11:22 EST, 28 December 2017

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An heiress to the Disney fortune is unhappy about the new tax law just passed by the Republican-led Congress – even though she stands to benefit from it.

Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of the late Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company, appeared in a Now This video on Wednesday to slam the ‘very fat tax cut’ that she will get on income which she ‘did not do anything to earn.’

‘This bill will give me this tax cut while also killing health insurance for over 13 million people,’ Abigail Disney, an activist and filmmaker, said.

Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company, appeared in a Now This video on Wednesday to slam the ‘very fat tax cut’ that she will get on income which she ‘did not do anything to earn.’
Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company, appeared in a Now This video on Wednesday to slam the ‘very fat tax cut’ that she will get on income which she ‘did not do anything to earn.’

Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company, appeared in a Now This video on Wednesday to slam the ‘very fat tax cut’ that she will get on income which she ‘did not do anything to earn.’

Roy O. Disney (seen above in 1950) co-founded the Walt Disney Company with his younger brother, Walt Disney
Roy O. Disney (seen above in 1950) co-founded the Walt Disney Company with his younger brother, Walt Disney

Roy O. Disney (seen above in 1950) co-founded the Walt Disney Company with his younger brother, Walt Disney

President Donald Trump is seen above with Republican lawmakers on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017. The president congratulated the lawmakers for passage of the tax bill that he eventually signed into law
President Donald Trump is seen above with Republican lawmakers on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017. The president congratulated the lawmakers for passage of the tax bill that he eventually signed into law

President Donald Trump is seen above with Republican lawmakers on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017. The president congratulated the lawmakers for passage of the tax bill that he eventually signed into law

‘It will let me pass over $20 million to my children, tax-free. And all my friends with private jets? They get a tax cut too.’

She said the state of the nation’s education system is such that young children are being denied the opportunity for social mobility.

Abigail Disney, 57, credits social mobility for enabling her grandfather, Roy, and great-uncle, Walt, to emerge from poverty and achieve wealth in America.

‘But I will be able to stay comfortably right where I am,’ she said.

‘Does that strike you as fair?’

Abigail Disney also takes aim at President Donald Trump, particularly his claim that he would ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, DC.

‘Given how this bill was written, I think it’s looking a lot like a nightmare from “Pirates of the Caribbean”,’ she said.

‘This bill will give me this tax cut while also killing health insurance for over 13 million people,’ Abigail Disney, an activist and filmmaker, said. She is seen above in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017
‘This bill will give me this tax cut while also killing health insurance for over 13 million people,’ Abigail Disney, an activist and filmmaker, said. She is seen above in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017

‘This bill will give me this tax cut while also killing health insurance for over 13 million people,’ Abigail Disney, an activist and filmmaker, said. She is seen above in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017

‘Have I made you angry yet? I really hope I’ve made you angry. You should be. No one who votes for this tax bill will be voting with your life in mind. But you will pay for it.’

Abigail Disney has traditionally taken political positions that are more liberal compared to those of her largely conservative family.

In 2014, actress Meryl Streep made headlines when she publicly blasted Walt Disney as a ‘hideous anti-Semite’ and a ‘gender bigot.’

Abigail Disney came out in support of Streep, saying she ‘loved’ the Academy Award-winning actress’ remarks and that she had ‘mixed feelings’ about her great-uncle.

'I hadn't heard a word about this Meryl Streep/Walt Disney flap till this morning. Funny how no one mentioned it to me.... Like I was living in some kind of information bubble and nobody wanted to hurt my feelings or something. But if anyone is going to have mixed feelings about a cultural icon, wouldn't it be a member of the family??? More than anyone else???' she wrote on her Facebook page.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Walt Disney
Walt Disney

Abigail Disney's views are more liberal compared to those of her largely conservative family. In 2014, she came out in support of actress Meryl Streep (left) who publicly blasted great-uncle Walt Disney (seen right in the 1950s) as a ‘hideous anti-Semite’ and a ‘gender bigot’

'And if you are going to have mixed feelings about a family member (and we all do) take it from me, you really need to be as honest as possible about those feelings, or else you are going to lead yourself into many a blind alley in life!!'

She went on to agree with Streep's accusations of racism and sexism.

'Anti-Semite? Check. Misogynist? OF COURSE!! Racist? C'mon he made a film (Jungle Book) about how you should stay "with your own kind" at the height of the fight over segregation! 

'As if the "King of the Jungle" number wasn't proof enough!! How much more information do you need?' 

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