On the Thursday night/early Friday edition of the Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC comedian Meyers spent more than five minutes essentially giving a commentary in which he mocked and lectured former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for criticizing Democrats and possibly threatening his former party’s chances of defeating President Donald Trump.
At 12:42 a.m. Eastern, Meyers introduced the “A Closer Look” segment recalling that President Trump has a low approval rating and noting that a numbrer of Democrats “with serious track records” have announced they will run against him.
He then took aim at Schultz as he added: “And then there’s Schultz — the billionaire former CEO of Starbucks. Schultz has been attacking Democrats and says he wants to run a centrist independent campaign for President. So far, the rollout has been a disaster.”
Then came a clip of MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell informing viewers that Schultz is being criticized for the possibility he would split Democraiic voters, followed by a clip of Schultz being called an “a******” by a heckler.
Meyers then cheered on the heckler as he responded with a big smile: “Damn! It is not good when people are yelling at you at your first campaign event.”
The NBC host soon added: “There is virtually no appetite for a billionaire businessman to run for President right now.” After an image of President Trump appeared, Meyers added: “I guess someone really put a stink on that genre.”
He then complained about Schultz recently being critical of high-profile Democrats before showing several clips of him doing so from various appearances. Mocking Schultz, Meyers cracked:
Seriously, you think people are going to vote for you — you over them because you’re the CEO of a coffee company? Personally, I’m more of a Dunkin Donuts guy, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to vote for the CEO who I assume is just a drunk guy in a Bruins jersey chucking snowballs off a highway overpass.
He then complained about the Starbucks former CEO wanting to “bypass the process because he thinks he’s entitled to it” rather than run in a Democratic primary.
Nearing the end of his rant against Schultz, he brought up Trump and dismissively declared: “And we don’t want a President who can’t separate his last job from his current job. This guy was a builder, and now all he does is talk about building a wall. Instead of health care, what are you going to give us? Cake pops?”