Ali Velshi and Howard Schultz Trade Barbs After Heated Interview: ‘Offering Unsolicited Forgiveness’ Not a Good Look
Howard Schultz faced a grilling on MSNBC Friday over his policy proposals and how he can realistically pursue his agenda. Today Schultz took a shot at one of the MSNBC hosts who grilled him.
Ali Velshi and Schultz went back and forth about wealth distribution and income inequality. At one point early on in the interview, Schultz said the wealthy should be “paying more in taxes and getting less.”
After the heated interview, Velshi remarked that Schultz “displays either a remarkable lack of understanding or a willful ignorance about why our economy is bifurcated.”
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) April 5, 2019
Schultz responded this morning saying in part, “I forgive you for talking over me when I said the wealthy should pay more in taxes and get less.”
No, Ali. I forgive you for talking over me when I said the wealthy should pay more in taxes and get less. We should tax all capital gains as income and close loopholes. We need to preserve our free market economy so everyone can succeed. https://t.co/jmhwFQIwlv
— Howard Schultz (@HowardSchultz) April 6, 2019
Velshi fired back this afternoon noting he didn’t talk over him at that part and adding that offering that “forgiveness” is not a good look.
3 things, @HowardSchultz:
1. Thanks for coming on.
2. Please rewatch. I did not speak over you when you made those points.
3. A wealthy billionaire-turned-politician offering unsolicited “forgiveness” to a journalist for a tough interview is a bad look. https://t.co/QQgEfTDSPw
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) April 6, 2019
You can watch the full interview above, via MSNBC.
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