Dumb Starbucks (Man): Did I Say That?

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Welcome again to Dumb Starbucks (Man), the series where we examine the very dumb things that Howard Schultz keeps saying as he pretends to run for president.


Jan. 31

Weather: Still very cold

Dumb Starbucks Man Stupidity Level: Tall

The Phoenix New Times reported that yesterday—yes, this was yesterday, but the story came out today and it’s my series and I make the rules—Schultz did a bit of a whoopsie at an event at Arizona State University by accidentally calling the press an enemy of the state. Per the site:

He went on to commit an awkward verbal flub in response to another question. An attendee asked Schultz if he agrees with President Trump on the existence of a “fake media.”

“When I hear the president say that the media is the enemy of the state, I could not agree with that more,” Schultz said.

A little while later, [university president Michael] Crow gently pointed out his slip of the tongue, giving Schultz an opportunity to correct himself.

“No, no no! I didn’t mean to say that,” Schultz exclaimed. “Did I say that?”

After the event ended, Schultz again clarified his remark to a group of reporters. “Of course, the press is not the enemy of the state. So, I hope you all get that,” Schultz said.

D-d-did I say that?


This story is developing and may be updated if Dumb Starbucks Man says another stupid thing before the day is out.

Splinter politics writer. libby.watson@splinternews.com