Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Left Turns On Starbucks' Schultz For Helping 'Re-elect Trump'

Left Turns On Starbucks' Schultz For Helping 'Re-elect Trump'

Schultz has also been having policy conversations to develop his platform, including a meeting with venture capitalist Bob Kocher, a veteran of the Obama White House and an expert on reducing government health-care costs.

"I don't think we want a 70% income tax in America", Schultz said, in an interview Monday night with CNBC, when he lamented that he's no longer a Democrat "because I don't know their views represent the majority of Americans".

As The Atlantic noted Sunday in a report titled "Ex-Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected", "Already top Democratic operatives working for presidential candidates and beyond say they're anxious that the only thing he'll accomplish is making sure Donald Trump gets reelected".

Yes, Mr. Schultz, people who don't want to have to worry about going into medical debt are definitely coming for the coffee industry next.

He is mulling running for president as a "centrist independent" to the great consternation of Democratic Party members, who fear he could siphon away votes from the Democratic nominee to the benefit of President Donald Trump. One adviser not authorized to speak on the record said the Democratic backlash over the last two days had helped Schultz make that case, while also allowing Schultz to distance himself from his own Democratic roots.

Trump responded Monday morning, tweeting, "Howard Schultz doesn't have the "guts" to run for President!".

"I think it's un-American for the Dreamers not to have a pathway to citizenship and they should be given that", he said.

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In a USA Today op-ed published Tuesday, Schultz appears to ignore any concern that a potential third-party candidacy would help re-elect President Donald Trump, as he argues that a candidate "like me" could, in fact, be the one to prevent the commander-in-chief from winning a second term in the White House. "Go back to getting ratioed on Twitter".

"Today, I ask you to join me in imagining a better America", Schultz wrote.

But in one area where he aligned with Democrats, Schultz said he supports a pathway to citizenship for those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children who are also known as "Dreamers".

"Watch every Democrat go to those states and have to be disingenuous and probably make a false promise... just to be able to get elected in the primary in those states", Schultz said. "I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower!"

With his $3 billion net worth, Schultz would be among the few Americans rich enough to be subjected to the tax.

It's not just far-left activists who are upset about Schultz's tease of a presidential run. Let's discuss how we can come together to create opportunities for more people.

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