On Twitter, #boycottstarbucks was trending on Monday after CEO Howard Schultz released a letter opposing President Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries. Eager to cash in on the political divide, the Starbucks chief announced that his company would be hiring 10,000 refugees in response to the executive order.
“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” Schultz wrote. “I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack, and want to use a faster, more immediate form of communication to engage with you on matters that concern us all as partners.”
For clarification – Starbucks refers to their employees as “partners.” We’re sure your average barista rolls their eyes at that term when they tear open their paycheck each week.
But if you work for the coffee giant and you’re hoping for a raise, don’t hold your breath. Schultz is going to use whatever profits he’s got lying around to strike back against the Trump administration and curry favor with the liberals who gave the company its early success.
“There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business,” Schultz announced.
Fantastic. We’ve got American citizens who have been out of work for years, and this idiot is rolling out a major employment initiative for refugees. This idiot is busy worrying about what will happen to the DACA order. This idiot is more concerned about flexing his political muscles than being a part of an exciting American revolution. While Ford, Carrier, Boeing, and others are jumping on board this patriotic movement, Starbucks is turning into a corporate outlet for the Democratic Party.
Boycott, indeed. If Starbucks isn’t interested in protecting the security of this great nation, that’s fine. But we don’t have to fund their liberal activism by purchasing their overpriced, overrated product.