Michael Moore Calls For Leftist Boycott Of Starbucks Until Schultz Drops Presidential Bid
It’s no secret that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is seriously considering running for the presidency in 2020. He started considering it well over a year ago. But the left fears that he will pull votes from a legitimate Democratic candidate that has a chance of beating President Trump. Many are calling for a boycott of Starbucks until Schultz drops his bid… liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is leading the way.
Democrats seriously believe someone like Kamala Harris has a chance of beating Trump. Hope springs eternal but it just is not so.
Moore took to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to publically call for the boycott. Ironically, Starbucks is probably one of the most progressive businesses out there. Conservatives think this boycott will be about as effective as the one against Chick-fil-A over same-sex marriage.
Moore tried to position himself as a self-made billionaire compared to Schultz. He blasted Schultz for calling himself one.
“You take issue with ‘self-made,” noted Meyers.
Moore stated, “In the same sentence he goes, ‘I’m a self-made billionaire, I grew up in the projects in Brooklyn.’ Right away by admitting that you had subsidized public housing paid for by the tax dollars of the American people, you aren’t self-made,” Moore explained. “You got a hand-up from us, like we wanted to, we want to help our fellow Americans. It’s a form of socialism, public housing, and yet he’s saying, ‘I’m all self-made.'”
I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent.
— Howard Schultz (@HowardSchultz) January 28, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“Moore went on to critique Schultz for all of the public benefits he received while growing up, including his education. Seth Meyers simply nodded along with a “Yeah” or two interjected throughout.
“He went to public university; he went to Northern Michigan University actually, and you know, again, financed by taxpayers’ dollars,” he continued. “And he sells coffee, which is essentially water using city water systems, municipal water systems.”
“If you have a business, you might have to have fed-ex or trucks deliver things to your store,” Moore noted. “He has the people in New York and all these other cities delivering the water underground to him.”
“Moore then did a little math about the amount of money that Starbucks pays for water.
“Of all the utility bills, it’s your least expensive bill,” Moore said. “So I did the calculation earlier today. It’s like a 1/100th of a penny to fill up a grande cup at Starbucks. You got to be a billionaire because we’re paying for the water!”
“When Meyers asked the documentary filmmaker how people can prevent Schultz from running, Moore proposed a boycott.
“Well, my idea, first of all, is none of us should go to Starbucks until he announces he’s not running,” Moore said. “Those of us who support such a boycott could set up a little table in front of Starbucks, a little lemonade stand and provide coffee. With city-owned water!”
“When speaking on MSNBC recently, lifelong Democrat Schultz said he would run as an Independent because the party has gone too far Left.
“I’m not a Democrat; I don’t affiliate myself with the Democratic Party, who’s so far left, who basically wants the government to take over health care which we cannot afford,” he said. “The government to give free college to everybody and the government to give everyone a job which basically is 40 trillion dollars on the balance sheet of 21 and a half trillion dollars, we can’t afford it.”
“What can we do, what we need is comprehensive tax reform, what we need is sensible solutions to immigration, all of these things cannot happen under the current environment,” he continued. “Now 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. You’re gonna criticize me for being successful?”‘
And then Moore turns around and expresses his excitement over “outlawing billionaires,” calling their existence “immoral.” It’s confusing and hypocritical, to say the least.
Michale Moore is just one of many Hollywood leftists that fear Schultz running for the presidency. Others include Cher, Rob Reiner, Rob Delaney, Jeffrey Wright, Mia Farrow, and Bill Maher. They feel it would just provide an easier path for Trump to have a second term.