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‘Don’t Help Elect Trump, You Egotistical Billionaire A**hole’: Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Heckled At Event

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‘Don’t Help Elect Trump, You Egotistical Billionaire A**hole’: Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Heckled At Event




Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley on Sunday that he is seriously considering a run for president in 2020.

Many Democrats are warning that Schultz’s entrance into the race could be a boon for Trump’s electoral chances by siphoning a greater share of Democratic votes than Republican ones.

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin on Monday called his possible independent 2020 run a “gift from God” to President Donald Trump. Trump even weighed in saying Schultz “doesn’t have the guts” to launch a 2020 bid.




Shortly after he took to the stage for a talk at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on Monday, Schultz was greeted by a heckler.

“I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Schultz said during the discussion, echoing his remarks a day earlier on 60 Minutes. “And I wanted to clarify the word independent, which I view merely as a designation on the ballot.”

“Don’t help elect Trump you egotistical billionaire asshole,” the heckler is heard shouting in response.

According to a second video tweeted out by The Daily Beast‘s Max Tani, the heckler can be heard saying, “Go back to getting ratio’ed on Twitter.”

“Go back to Davos with the other billionaire elite who think they know how to run the work,” the heckler added while some in the crowd began to boo him.




When Pelley asked Schultz to respond to the criticism that his run will siphon off votes from the Democrats, he said: “I wanna see America win. I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, Republican.”





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