A wealthy businessman who has bashed heads with President Trump in the public arena is “seriously considering” a run for president. Under normal circumstances, Democrats might be thrilled, but they’re not. Why?
Because he’s running as an Independent.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, 65, was met with howls of protest from anti-Trump Democrats after he announced his possible run for the highest office in the land.
After Schultz made the announcement on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, according to the New York Post, he reiterated his possible run during an appearance at a Barnes and Noble in Union Square. That gave an opportunity for a heckler to rip into him.
“Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire a------,” someone in the crowd yelled.
That protester’s anger mirrored a wave of sudden attacks by the mainstream media and Hollywood shortly after Schultz’ Sunday announcement.
“Howard Schultz, Please Don’t Run for President,” wrote an opinion columnist for the New York Times.
“What Howard Schultz’s ludicrous candidacy tells us about the American electorate,” wrote another opinion writer for the Washington Post.
“5 reasons Howard Schultz (probably) won't be president,” CNN’s editor-at-large postulated.
Hollywood lined up to take shots at Schultz, too, with celebrities from Cher to Rob Reiner to Mia Farrow urging him to not run for president.
Schultz gave a fascinating reason for why he’s running as an Independent — possibly splitting the anti-Trump vote — instead of as a Democrat.
A young Socialist congresswoman is to blame.
During a CNBC interview, Schultz lambasted Ocasio-Cortez’ radical progressive agenda, saying, “I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don’t know their views represent the majority of Americans. I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America.”
On top of her 70 percent income tax plan for the highest wage earners, Ocasio-Cortez has promoted free healthcare and free college tuition as well as a federal jobs and housing guarantee. She’s been unable to clearly explain how America will foot the massive cost of her fundamentally transformative, big government proposals.
Hilariously, people on social media started calling for a boycott of Starbucks even though Schultz is no longer the CEO.