Walt Disney Co. (DIS) held its annual shareholder meeting Wednesday and judging from the media reports, investors asked about a number of issues from ABC and ESPN’s perceived liberal bias to Chief Executive Robert Iger’s role on President Trump’s advisory council.

Take claims of media bias against the Trump White House. Iger brushed off those allegations defending both ABC and ESPN. "I am going to disagree with just about everything you said," Iger said of a shareholder who contends ESPN and ABC News aren't fair in how both Disney-owned networks cover the Trump administration, reported the Los Angeles Times. "The charge that ESPN is exhibiting significant political bias is just a complete exaggeration," Iger said, noting he is proud of ABC News’ coverage.

Last month President Trump accused a handful of mainstream media networks including CNN, The New York Times and NBC News of peddling in fake news because of the coverage of his presidency so far. Trump has waged a war against any media outlet that has been critical of his presidency, whether it's over crowd-size comparisons at his inauguration or dealings that associates had with Russia.

CEO Defends Advisory Council

At that same meeting, Iger was forced to defend his role in Trump’s advisory council, with activist shareholders asking him to step down in light of Trump’s travel ban and restrictive immigration policies. Iger, a Democrat, told shareholders he doesn't agree with Trump on a lot of issues, but he won't step down from the council,  unlike Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who did quit after intense pressure. (See also: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns From President's Economic Advisory Council.)

The council is comprised of around 15 CEOs. It's in the “best interest of our company and our industry to have an opportunity to express specific points of view directly to the president of the United States,” Iger said, according to the Orlando Sentinel, noting an immigration policy “that is open to the world is, I think, something that is vital to the future success of The Walt Disney Co. and this country.”

From a business perspective, Iger had a lot to say about its Disneyland theme-park properties, including Shanghai Disneyland, which opened in June. Iger said close to 8 million people visited the park with more than 10 million expected to visit by its one-year anniversary. He also said the new Star Wars expansion at its parks in California and Florida will place visitors smack in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order. Iger said the 14-acre expansion is “jaw dropping.” In April, the $1 billion expansion kicked off at Disneyland and is slated to be completed by the end of 2019. It will be home to two new attractions including a ride on the Millennium Falcon, Hans Solo’s spacecraft. 

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