Twitter Reacts To Trump Saying Howard Schultz ‘Doesn’t Have the Guts’ to Challenge Him in 2020


The Twitterverse has a few things to say about President Donald Trump calling out Howard Schultz on Monday as the former Starbucks CEO mulls over a run for president in 2020.

In his latest proclamations on Twitter, Trump made it clear he wasn’t impressed with the interview Schultz did for 60 Minutes on Sunday.

Throughout the interview, Schultz said he was thinking about running for the Oval Office as a “centrist independent,” outside the two-party system and the current course of “revenge politics.”

As for Trump’s line about Schultz not being the “smartest person,” here’s what Schultz said in full context.

“I have a long history of recognizing, I’m not the smartest person in the room, that in order to make great decisions about complex problems, I have to recruit and attract people who are smarter than me and more experienced, more skilled.”

In any event, Trump’s tweet is drawing attention for a multitude of reasons. Some see it as Trump goading Schultz to jump in, presumably because it will take away Democratic votes against him.

Others focused on the Trump Tower portion of Trump’s tweet, saying its an open question whether the president has truly separated himself from his former business interests.

And then, there were others who asked if Trump is calling himself the smartest person in America.

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