Trump Knocks Howard Schultz Off High Horse With Stinging Rebuke


“We’re living at a most fragile time,” Howard Schultz told CBS’s Scott Pelley last night before he fired the first shot in the coming war with Trump.

“Not only the fact that this President is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged every single day in revenge politics.”

“I have a long history of recognizing, I’m not the smartest person in the room, that in order to make great decisions about complex problems, I have to recruit and attract people who are smarter than me and more experienced, more skilled,” Schultz added later to the horror of the left.

They fear Howard will split the Dem vote and hand Trump the election. Third party spoilers are hard to predict but they tend to devastate one campaign more than another and with Trump’s base strong, it looks good for the GOP.

That said, Trump is hitting back hard at the would-be challenger in typical fashion.

“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!”

Ouch…The Democrats for their part are absolutely terrified of Howard stealing just enough votes to put Trump over the top – I would not be surprised to see a Starbucks boycott soon.

The left is sweating. From The Atlantic:

Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot.

None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was blamed for siphoning off enough votes to throw the presidential elections.

These days, the difference between the parties is starker than it’s ever been in modern times. Yet here comes Howard Schultz, a billionaire who feels that he might be the answer to American politics, and that he’d run for president as an independent.

Already top Democratic operatives working for presidential candidates and beyond say they’re worried that the only thing he’ll accomplish is making sure Donald Trump gets re-elected. It’s more than just sniping at a prospective opponent; word that he might invest in an independent run has many of them clearly worried about how he’d split votes in a general election.

Noted Political scholar Larry Sabato was blunter: