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.
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.