Who invited this clown to the party?
Courtesy of Vox:
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been toying with the idea of running for president, and over the weekend, he finally pulled the trigger — sort of.
Schultz, 65, in an interview with 60 Minutes that aired on Sunday said he is “seriously thinking of running for president.” He said he will run as a “centrist independent,” though he describes himself as a “lifelong Democrat,” and given his $3.5 billion net worth, he would likely be able to self-fund his campaign.
The announcement has roiled Democrats, who worry that an independent candidate could split the vote against President Donald Trump and help him win a second term.
Schultz doesn’t seem too worried about it.
“We have a broken political system with both parties basically in business to preserve their own ideology without a recognition and responsibility to represent the interests of the American people,” he said in an interview with the New York Times.
Oh, cut me a fucking break!
I am dead serious in saying that when I first heard about this dipshit, I thought, “I wonder how much Putin is paying this guy?”
I see this former caffeine pusher as just another in a long line of arrogant media whores who want to play on the ignorance of Americans who simply do not understand how the American political system works.
They proclaim themselves as the solution to a broken system, when in fact they act as a spoiler which allows the worst candidate to emerge victorious.
Just like his predecessors Ralph Nader, Jill Stein, and Bernie Sanders, this Schultz guy will bleed support from the Democrat and open the door to a victory by their less qualified opponent.
Not to be all conspiracy-minded, but I think Trump is in on the plan and that is why he tried to suggest that he was opposed to this guy jumping into the race.
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
I call bullshit because this guy entering the race only helps his chances of reelection, and I think he knows that all too well.
Update: It looks like Schultz is getting the reception that he deserves.
Here’s the video. A heckler shouts at Howard Schultz during an event in New York: “Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical, billionaire asshole.” Via CNN pic.twitter.com/oabwfNnsmp
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 29, 2019
My sentiments exactly.