Internet explodes in anger as Howard Schultz announces presidential run: 'Patriotism should put limits even on ego'

Internet explodes in anger as Howard Schultz announces presidential run: 'Patriotism should put limits even on ego'
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Billionaire and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he is thinking of running for president – not as a Democrat but as a "centrist independent" – and it seems the only ones truly excited about the news are President Donald Trump and Howard Schultz.


Trump on Monday egged Schultz on – taunting him as Trump is prone to do – saying he doesn't have the "guts" or smarts to run.

A Schultz third-party run would absolutely siphon off votes from the Democratic nominee, making very likely a Trump re-election win.

Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, on CBS' "60 Minutes" appeared to not care about that likelihood.

He also said the primary reason he would run is to reduce the deficit.

Meanwhile, many on social media are blasting the once-popular coffee purveyor who spent decades turning Starbucks into a household name.

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