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Hollywood Has a Meltdown Over Possible Howard Schultz Presidential Run

Rob Reiner, Cher and others beg the former Starbucks CEO not to challenge Trump, Dems in 2020

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To say that President Donald Trump’s Hollywood critics are frightened of a possible significant third-party candidate in the 2020 presidential race is an understatement.

Some of Tinseltown’s most vocal liberals took to Twitter this week for a collective meltdown over the news that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz may run for president as an independent — thus potentially robbing votes from the Democrat nominee, whoever that person may be.

“I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Schultz recently tweeted.

The announcement has been major news as more and more Democrats announce their intention to seek their party’s nomination to challenge Trump in 2020.

Filmmaker Rob Reiner — who has called Trump supporters racist in the past — seems to be against third-party candidates in general.

Reiner blamed Republican presidential victories on such famous third-party candidates as Ralph Nader.

“Nader gave US Bush in 2000. Gore won by over 500K. Would’ve had 15-20 yr. jump on global warming & no 1mil. killed in Iraq,” he tweeted. “Stein helped give US Trump. Hillary had 3 mil. more votes. Now Schultz wants to give the incompetent criminal moron a 2nd term. Curb your ego! Don’t run!”

Late-night host Bill Maher dislikes the fact that Schultz has a background in private business — rather than in government.

“Really? The coffee guy wants to be president? Just because you had one profitable insight — people will overpay for coffee — doesn’t mean you can run the world. Govt is a different animal, can we please get a pro in there?” the comedian tweeted.

Actress Mia Farrow also took to Twitter to ask Schultz not to run for president as an independent.

She recommended that he instead run as a Democrat.

“With all due respect, please don’t run. You will take precious votes away from the Democrats in the most important election of my lifetime. Remember Ralph Nader. Run as a Democrat if you want. We need to beat Trump,” Farrow tweeted.

And musician Cher sent out her usual nearly incoherent thoughts on the matter.

She mentioned that she was considering boycotting Starbucks over the news.

“HOWARD SCHULTZ SAYS HE’S ‘SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RUNNING 4 PRESIDENT.’ WELL,IM ‘SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING NEVER GOING 2 STARBUCKS AGAIN.’ Trump was narcissistic crooked businessman who knew NOTHING about Politics or Being President. DO WE WANT A REPUBLICAN IN [sheep’s] CLOTHING!?” she tweeted.

Liberal comedian and host Stephen Colbert said on his Monday night show that he was sick of billionaires running for president.

And he jokingly suggested billionaire Richard Branson build a day camp for billionaires who want to run for president.

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