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The news that Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, is strongly looking at a third party bid for the White House has clearly rattled members of the media. Given that Schultz holds liberal views on abortion, exiting the Paris Climate Agreement, illegal immigration, and other issues, it’s clear that CBS worries his candidacy will split the Democratic vote and re-elect Donald Trump.
On Sunday night, 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley voiced his fears: “Do you worry that you're going to siphon votes away from the Democrats and, thereby, ensure that President trump has a second term?” Regarding Schultz’s liberalism, Pelley argued, “Why run as an independent? Your views have always aligned with the Democratic Party.”
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Seemingly amazed that a liberal would endanger a Democratic victory, Pelley fixated, “Many believed that Schultz would run for president as a Democrat. His announcement tonight may come as a surprise.”
Previewing another CBS interview with Schultz for Tuesday, This Morning co-host Bianna Golodryga on Monday highlighted the Democratic terror: “We'll find out how he answers Democrats who are worried his bid could help re-elect President Trump.”
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Get it? The important part here is how this impacts Democrats and their quest to retake the White House. Still, there was time to fawn over the liberal businessman’s potential candidacy. On Sunday, Pelley introduced Schultz this way:
To Schultz, Starbucks was never just a coffee shop. He saw his stores as meeting halls where customers came to chew over the great issues...
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