Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz walked back his denunciation of Medicare for all Tuesday night, downgrading his insult from “un-American” to “unaffordable.”
“It’s not that it’s not American,” Schultz told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “It’s unaffordable.”
“What I believe is that every American has the right to affordable health care as a statement,” he added.
Schultz giveth, Schultz taketh away. To replace Medicare for all, he labeled a new thing un-American during the interview: that Dreamers don’t have a pathway to citizenship.
Read more on Schultz’s consistent verbal tic here.
Schultz walks back calling Medicare For All “un-American” pic.twitter.com/wBq4hMKh0v
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 30, 2019