Starbucks continues to give conservatives a reason to dump them. Their latest anti-Trump announcement is likely to rankle feathers once again. It has once again raised calls for a new Starbucks boycott.
Starbucks has a history of anti-conservative stances, and they have no problem letting the buying public know that they aren’t going to change. Their message to conservatives is clear, if you don’t agree with us, we do not want your business.
In 2013, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told shareholders at their annual meeting that the company supports gay marriage. If they disagreed with him, and chose to support traditional marriage only, he said they should sell their shares.
In 2015, Schultz once again angered conservatives when he attacked Rudy Giuliani. The former New York mayor criticized Obama’s constant pandering to Islam, doubting if the President truly loved America if he undermined it so often. In response, Schultz took on Giuliani.
“As an American, I find Rudy Giuliani’s vicious comments about President Obama ‘not loving America’ to be profoundly offensive to both the President and the Office,” he said, citing his comments as “yet another example of the extreme rhetoric that continues to divide our country rather than uniting us in common purpose.”
The American Family Association routinely names Starbucks to its “naughty list” of companies that fail to acknowledge Christmas, choosing to say “Happy Holidays” instead.
Schultz, of course, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. It led many conservatives to wonder why anyone right of center would want to continue to support such a militant liberal company.
Now, Starbucks has jumped in to the fray over President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order banning travel from seven Muslim countries. In response, Starbucks is announcing that they plan to hire 10,000 refugees as new workers.
In response to Schultz’s announcement, the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks started trending on Twitter. The Starbucks boycott brigade is in full swing. This tweet summarized the feelings of many.
Anyone remember when Starbucks pledged to hire many of the out-of-work Americans searching for a job? Or former military looking for a steady income? There is no outreach to Americans affected by their hero Obama’s slow economy.
Bloomberg reported on Schultz’s plans to hire refugees in an attempt to “stick it” to President Trump.
Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz, who wrote he had a “heavy heart” over U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration order, said the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years around the world.
Trump issued an order on Jan. 27 suspending the admission of refugees into the U.S. for 120 days and banning citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. The directive has been criticized by U.S. allies Canada and Germany.
Starbucks is in direct contact with employees affected by the immigration ban and will do “everything possible to support and help them to navigate through this confusing period,” Schultz said in a letter to employees posted on the coffee chain’s website.
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H/T: The Gateway Pundit