U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on “America’s seniors” hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
July 16, 2020
By Sarah N. Lynch and David Brunnstrom
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr took aim at Hollywood companies, including Walt Disney Co. <DIS.N> on Thursday, saying they have routinely caved into pressure and censored their films “to appease the Chinese Communist Party.”
“I suspect Walt Disney would be disheartened to see how the company he founded deals with the foreign dictatorships of our day,” Barr said in a speech at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and David Brunnstrom, Editing by Franklin Paul)