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Seth Meyers Savages Howard Schultz’s 2020 Campaign Rollout ‘Disaster’
‘There is virtually no appetite for a billionaire businessman to run for president right now,’ the ‘Late Night’ host said.
With President Donald Trump’s approval ratings at “record lows,” there are “several prominent Democrats with serious track records lining up to run against him” in 2020, Seth Meyers said Thursday night. “And then there’s Howard Schultz.”
The Late Night host called the billionaire former Starbucks CEO’s campaign rollout a “disaster,” beginning with an event to promote his new book that was interrupted by a protester shouting, “Don’t help elect Trump! You egotistical billionaire asshole!”
“It is not good when people are yelling at you at your first campaign event,” Meyers said, comparing Schultz to a stand-up comedian who gets heckled before he’s even told his first joke. “There is virtually no appetite for a billionaire businessman to run for president right now,” he added. “I guess somebody really put a stink on that genre. Running as a billionaire now is like saying, ‘We should do a music festival with Ja Rule on an island.’”
The host also went after Schultz for criticizing every other major Democrat for being too progressive. “Seriously, you think people are going to vote for you over them because you’re the CEO of a coffee company?” he asked. “Personally, I’m more of a Dunkin’ Donuts guy, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to vote for the CEO, who I assume is just a drunk guy in a Bruins jersey chucking snowballs off a highway overpass.”
Meyers went on to say that Schultz only wants to “bypass” the Democratic primary and run as a independent because he thinks he’s “entitled” to skip ahead to the general election. “That’s right, the guy who ran Starbucks doesn’t want to wait in line.”