Report: Mitt Romney convened gathering of political donors for Starbuck’s Howard Schultz

A recent Politico report reveals that former Republican Presidental nominee Mitt Romney convened a group of political donors for Starbucks founder Howard Schultz.


Starbucks founder Howard Schultz’s presidential hopes are already running into resistance from his old coffee cohort.

Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks’ business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that weren’t discouraging enough, Schultz’s retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And his recent appearance at a private gathering of political donors convened by Mitt Romney inspired indifference.

This adds another chapter to the Romney-Trump relationship. Romney is running for Senate in Utah and for a few months seems to have signaled a want for better relations with Trump. However, this meeting shows that he is still looking to push Trump out of office in 2020.

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