Former Starbucks CEO and potential 2020 independent candidate Howard Schultz continued his all-out assault on the Democratic Party this week; saying he’s proud to be a self-made billionaire who’s living “the American dream.”
Schultz was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked if he still considered himself a member of the Democratic Party; saying he no longer “affiliates” with those who seek to “take over health care.”
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: "I've also been criticized for being a billionaire. Let's talk about that: I'm self-made. I grew up in the projects in Brooklyn, New York. I thought that was the American dream. The aspiration of America." https://t.co/bQP4w60eFT
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 30, 2019
“I’ve also been criticized for being a billionaire,” Schultz said Wednesday. “Let’s talk about that. I’m self-made. I grew up in the projects in Brooklyn, New York. I thought that was the American dream, the aspiration of America,” said Schultz.
GLOVES OFF: Howard Schultz SLAMS Democrats, Says US ‘Can’t Afford’ Socialist Programs
Former Starbucks CEO and potential 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz slammed the Democratic Party Tuesday; saying the US simply “can’t afford” to implement “Medicare for All” and “free college” across the country.
Schultz was speaking with the hosts of The View when he said it would be “disingenuous” for him to run as a Democrat because he would need to embrace massive federal entitlement programs.
"In order to run as a Democrat today, you have to fall in line with free Medicare for everybody—free—free college for everybody, a free job for everybody,"@HowardSchultz tells us why he would run as an Independent in 2020. "We can't afford to do it free" https://t.co/PCMHBZ9q65 pic.twitter.com/dOAYaeVAVp
— The View (@TheView) January 29, 2019
“I would have to be disingenuous if I ran as a Democrat because in order to run as a Democrat today you have to fall in-line with free Medicare for everybody, free college for everybody, and a free job for everybody,” said Schultz.
“That totals about $40 trillion… We can’t afford to do it ‘free,'” he added.
COFFEE CHAOS: President Trump Says Former Starbucks CEO ‘Doesn’t Have the Guts’ to Run in 2020
President Trump unloaded on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Monday morning; saying the left-wing business executive doesn’t have the “guts” to run for the White House in 2020.
“Howard Schultz doesn’t have the ‘guts’ to run for President! Watched him on @60Minutes last night and I agree with him that he is not the ‘smartest person.’ Besides, America already has that! I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower!” tweeted the Commander-in-Chief.
Howard Schultz doesn’t have the “guts” to run for President! Watched him on @60Minutes last night and I agree with him that he is not the “smartest person.” Besides, America already has that! I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
Trump’s comments come hours after the Starbucks CEO told reporters he was actively considering a third-party run for the White House; saying “both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people.”