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NEXT ON “MORNING JOE.”>>>I AM SERIOUSLY THINKING OF>>>I AM SERIOUSLY THINKING OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. HOWARD SCHULTZ COULD BE RUNNING HOWARD SCHULTZ COULD BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT FOR 2020 OR AS FOR PRESIDENT FOR 2020 OR AS THEY CALL IT STARBUCKS THEY CALL IT STARBUCKS VENTI-VENTI. VENTI-VENTI.>>SWROINJOINING US NOW HOWARD>>SWROINJOINING US NOW HOWARD SCHULTZ, A JOURNEY TO REIMAGINE SCHULTZ, A JOURNEY TO REIMAGINE THE PROMISE OF AMERICA. THE PROMISE OF AMERICA. MSNBC MIKE BARNICLE IS JOINING MSNBC MIKE BARNICLE IS JOINING US WITH THE CONVERSATION AS US WITH THE CONVERSATION AS WELL. WELL. HOWARD, I AM STILL ADDICTED TO HOWARD, I AM STILL ADDICTED TO MY COFFEE. MY COFFEE.>>I THINK WE NEED A LITTLE>>I THINK WE NEED A LITTLE DECALF THIS MORNING. DECALF THIS MORNING.>>OH, I ALWAYS HAVE THE TWO>>OH, I ALWAYS HAVE THE TWO SHOTS AND I CAN’T HELP MYSELF. SHOTS AND I CAN’T HELP MYSELF.>>SO, TALK ABOUT THE FIRST>>SO, TALK ABOUT THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS GETTING OUT THERE COUPLE OF DAYS GETTING OUT THERE AND GETTING THE MESSAGE. AND GETTING THE MESSAGE.>>I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING>>I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT TO CREATE SO MUCH RIGHT TO CREATE SO MUCH INTERESTS AND BACKLASH FROM THE INTERESTS AND BACKLASH FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. SOME OF IT IS A SURPRISE. SOME OF IT IS A SURPRISE. WE EXPECTED TO SEE SOME OF THE WE EXPECTED TO SEE SOME OF THE LEVEL — BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT. LEVEL — BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT. ON “60-MINUTES,” I SERIOUSLY ON “60-MINUTES,” I SERIOUSLY SAID I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING SAID I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING TO RUN AS PRESIDENT AS AN IN TO RUN AS PRESIDENT AS AN IN NANT NANT INDEPENDENT. INDEPENDENT. ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT THE ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT BOTH PARTIES CURRENT GOVERNMENT BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN UNWILLING AND UNABLE HAVE BEEN UNWILLING AND UNABLE TO SOLVE, WHETHER A DEMOCRAT TO SOLVE, WHETHER A DEMOCRAT WINS A PRESIDENCY OR DONALD WINS A PRESIDENCY OR DONALD TRUMP GETS RE-ELECTED, I HOPE TRUMP GETS RE-ELECTED, I HOPE NOT. NOT. NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE. NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS.>>HOW DID YOU GET TO THE POINT>>HOW DID YOU GET TO THE POINT OF THINKING HEY, MAYBE THIS IS OF THINKING HEY, MAYBE THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN. GOING TO HAPPEN. YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY MIKE YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY MIKE BLOOMBERG HAS BEEN THINKING BLOOMBERG HAS BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME AND ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME AND HAS TONS OF MONEY. HAS TONS OF MONEY. HE ALWAYS CONCLUDED EVERY TIME HE ALWAYS CONCLUDED EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AT IT THAT YOU COULD YOU LOOK AT IT THAT YOU COULD NOT GET TO 270 AND WHATEVER NOT GET TO 270 AND WHATEVER POLITICAL PARTY IN THE HOUSE OF POLITICAL PARTY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WOULD SELECT REPRESENTATIVES WOULD SELECT THEIR CANDIDATE AS A PRESIDENT. THEIR CANDIDATE AS A PRESIDENT.>>I RESPECT MIKE BLOOMBERG,>>I RESPECT MIKE BLOOMBERG, HE’S NOT THE PROXY FOR WHAT’S HE’S NOT THE PROXY FOR WHAT’S DPOING TO DPOING TO GOING TO HAPPEN FOR 2020. GOING TO HAPPEN FOR 2020. WHAT DID I SEE? WHAT DID I SEE? WHAT I SEE FOR THE LAST THREE OR WHAT I SEE FOR THE LAST THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE PRESIDENTIAL FOUR OR FIVE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, ONLY 8 TO 10 ELECTIONS, ONLY 8 TO 10 BATTLEGROUND STATES ARE PRETTY BATTLEGROUND STATES ARE PRETTY MUCH CONTROLLED OR PREDICTED. MUCH CONTROLLED OR PREDICTED. WHO’S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT? WHO’S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT?>>WHAT IF THE POSSIBILITY OF AN>>WHAT IF THE POSSIBILITY OF AN INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN CAPTURE INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION OF THE 42% THE IMAGINATION OF THE 42% PEOPLE WHO AFFILIATE THEMSELVES PEOPLE WHO AFFILIATE THEMSELVES AS AN INDEPENDENT WHICH IS MORE AS AN INDEPENDENT WHICH IS MORE THAN EITHER PARTY AND WHAT IF THAN EITHER PARTY AND WHAT IF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS LIFELONG ARE LOOKING FOR HOME, LIFELONG ARE LOOKING FOR HOME, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THEY’RE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR LEFT WING ELIZABETH WARREN OR LEFT WING ELIZABETH WARREN OR KAMALA HARRIS AND THEY DON’T KAMALA HARRIS AND THEY DON’T WANT TO REELECT DONALD TRUMP. WANT TO REELECT DONALD TRUMP. WHAT IF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 WHAT IF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS, THE 50 STATES WHICH I AM YEARS, THE 50 STATES WHICH I AM ON EVERY BALLOT REALLY MATTERS ON EVERY BALLOT REALLY MATTERS INSTEAD OF 8 TO 10 BATTLEGROUND INSTEAD OF 8 TO 10 BATTLEGROUND STATE CONTROLLING WHO’S GOING TO STATE CONTROLLING WHO’S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT. BE PRESIDENT.>>SAY WE GET RID OF THE>>SAY WE GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. ELECTORAL COLLEGE.>>LET ME FINISH.>>LET ME FINISH. IF WE PRECEDE, WE’LL BE ON THE IF WE PRECEDE, WE’LL BE ON THE BALLOT OF EVERY STATE AND WE BALLOT OF EVERY STATE AND WE HAVE DONE THAT WORK AND WE CAN HAVE DONE THAT WORK AND WE CAN GET TO 270 BECAUSE ALL 50 STATES GET TO 270 BECAUSE ALL 50 STATES WILL MATTER AND NOT 8 TO 10. WILL MATTER AND NOT 8 TO 10.>>I HAVE DONE THE WORK AND>>I HAVE DONE THE WORK AND SPENT THE LAST YEAR TO LOOK AT SPENT THE LAST YEAR TO LOOK AT THIS CLEARLY. THIS CLEARLY. BLOOMBERG IS NOT MY PROXY. BLOOMBERG IS NOT MY PROXY. A DEMOCRAT IS NOT GOING TO BE A DEMOCRAT IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO — ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ABLE TO — ALL OF A SUDDEN THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO START GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO START WORKING, NOTHING’S WORKING. WORKING, NOTHING’S WORKING. I BELIEVE JUST IMAGINE THE I BELIEVE JUST IMAGINE THE MANDATE THAT IF AN INDEPENDENT MANDATE THAT IF AN INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN GET ELECTED, IF I WAS PERSON CAN GET ELECTED, IF I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN THE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY, THE POWER THAT PRESIDENCY, THE POWER THAT PEOPLE IS SPEAKING THAT WE CAN PEOPLE IS SPEAKING THAT WE CAN TRANSFORM THE GOVERNMENT FINALLY TRANSFORM THE GOVERNMENT FINALLY AND GET PEOPLE. AND GET PEOPLE.>>MIKE BLOOMBERG IS NOT OUR>>MIKE BLOOMBERG IS NOT OUR PROXY. PROXY. WILLIE AND I KEEP ON ASKING HIM WILLIE AND I KEEP ON ASKING HIM TO HAVE SOME OF HIS MONEY. TO HAVE SOME OF HIS MONEY.>>HOWARD, THERE ARE TWO STRAINS>>HOWARD, THERE ARE TWO STRAINS OF THE CRITICISM. OF THE CRITICISM. YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN INTO THE YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN INTO THE RACE YET. RACE YET. THE ONE STRAIN IS WHAT WE HEARD THE ONE STRAIN IS WHAT WE HEARD FROM BLOOMBERG WHO SAYS, HOWARD, FROM BLOOMBERG WHO SAYS, HOWARD, I RESPECT YOU BUT YOU CAN’T WIN. I RESPECT YOU BUT YOU CAN’T WIN. THE OTHER STRAIN, HE’S THE THE OTHER STRAIN, HE’S THE MASTER MIND BEHIND THIS. MASTER MIND BEHIND THIS. QUOTE, “HE CAN’T WIN AND DAMAGE QUOTE, “HE CAN’T WIN AND DAMAGE OUR ABILITY TO BEAT DONALD OUR ABILITY TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP, HE SHOULD EITHER RUN AS A TRUMP, HE SHOULD EITHER RUN AS A DEMOCRATIC OR SPEND HIS MONEY DEMOCRATIC OR SPEND HIS MONEY THAT’LL NOT RUIN THE WORLD.” THAT’LL NOT RUIN THE WORLD.” WHY NOT RUN AS A DEMOCRAT? WHY NOT RUN AS A DEMOCRAT? WE KNOW YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. WE KNOW YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. YOU SUPPORTED HILLARY CLINTON. YOU SUPPORTED HILLARY CLINTON.>>YOU ARE NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT?>>YOU ARE NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT?>>NO, I DON’T AFFILIATE MYSELF>>NO, I DON’T AFFILIATE MYSELF AS A DEMOCRAT PARTY WHO IS SO AS A DEMOCRAT PARTY WHO IS SO FAR LEFT AND WANTS THE FAR LEFT AND WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER AND FREE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER AND FREE CLENCH TO EVERYBODY AND THE CLENCH TO EVERYBODY AND THE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE EVERYONE A GOVERNMENT TO GIVE EVERYONE A JOB. JOB. IT IS BASICALLY $40 TRILLION ON IT IS BASICALLY $40 TRILLION ON THE BALANCE SHEET OF THE BALANCE SHEET OF $21.5 TRILLION. $21.5 TRILLION. WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT WE NEED IS COMPREHENSIVE WHAT WE NEED IS COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. TAX REFORM. WHAT WE NEED IS SENSIBLE WHAT WE NEED IS SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO IMMIGRATION. SOLUTIONS TO IMMIGRATION. ALL OF THESE THINGS CAN’T HAPPEN ALL OF THESE THINGS CAN’T HAPPEN UNDER THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. UNDER THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. NOW, I HAVE ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED NOW, I HAVE ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED FOR BEING A BILLIONAIRE. FOR BEING A BILLIONAIRE. I AM SELF-MADE, I GREW UP IN THE I AM SELF-MADE, I GREW UP IN THE PROJECT OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. PROJECT OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE AMERICAN’S DREAM, THE ASPIRATION AMERICAN’S DREAM, THE ASPIRATION OF AMERICA. OF AMERICA. YOU ARE GOING CRITICIZE ME? YOU ARE GOING CRITICIZE ME? ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS TO ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS TO CRITICIZE ME FOR BEING CRITICIZE ME FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL? SUCCESSFUL?>>>>>>>>NO.>>NO.>>LET ME FOLLOW UP ON THAT.>>LET ME FOLLOW UP ON THAT. THE CRITICISM IS NOT THAT YOU THE CRITICISM IS NOT THAT YOU WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. THE CRITICISM IS THAT IF YOU DO THE CRITICISM IS THAT IF YOU DO RUN IN THIS MIDDLE LANE WHERE RUN IN THIS MIDDLE LANE WHERE VOTES ARE SO PRECIOUS AS WE SAW VOTES ARE SO PRECIOUS AS WE SAW LAST TIME, YOU CAN STEAL JUST LAST TIME, YOU CAN STEAL JUST ENOUGH TO CAUSE DEMOCRATIC THE ENOUGH TO CAUSE DEMOCRATIC THE ELECTION. ELECTION.>>IT IS NOT TRUE.>>IT IS NOT TRUE.>>WHY NOT MAKE THE ARGUMENT YOU>>WHY NOT MAKE THE ARGUMENT YOU MADE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC MADE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. PRIMARY.>>I DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE>>I DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NOT THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON OR NOT THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON OR THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK, THE THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A CHANGE. AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A CHANGE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALIZE THE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALIZE THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORKING. GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORKING. IT IS NOT A STATISTIC THAT 40% IT IS NOT A STATISTIC THAT 40% OF AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T HAVE OF AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T HAVE $400 IN THE BANK OR FIVE MILLION $400 IN THE BANK OR FIVE MILLION KIDS IN AMERICA ARE NOT IN KIDS IN AMERICA ARE NOT IN SCHOOL. SCHOOL. THOSE ARE NOT STATISTICS. THOSE ARE NOT STATISTICS. THOSE ARE PEOPLE. THOSE ARE PEOPLE.>>NOT ALL DEMOCRATS WANT>>NOT ALL DEMOCRATS WANT MEDICARE. MEDICARE. YOU ARE CITING KAMALA HARRIS. YOU ARE CITING KAMALA HARRIS. WHY COULD YOU NOT GET THE WHY COULD YOU NOT GET THE DEMOCRATIC RACE AND MAKE THE DEMOCRATIC RACE AND MAKE THE CASE AS A CENTER DEMOCRAT. CASE AS A CENTER DEMOCRAT.>>I THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS>>I THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS TRANSFORMATION. TRANSFORMATION. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE DISRUPTED. DISRUPTED. IT IS NOT WORKING. IT IS NOT WORKING. HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE? HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE? GIVE ME ONE THING AND SHOW ME GIVE ME ONE THING AND SHOW ME ONE THING WHICH YOU CAN SAY ONE THING WHICH YOU CAN SAY FIRMLY. FIRMLY. THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY WORKING. WORKING. THE SHUTDOWN OF THE GOVERNMENT THE SHUTDOWN OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR MONTHS, 800,000 PEOPLE NOT FOR MONTHS, 800,000 PEOPLE NOT WORKING. WORKING. WHAT’S WORKING? WHAT’S WORKING? I SPENT THE LAST FIVE YEARS I SPENT THE LAST FIVE YEARS SPENDING TIME WITH VETERANS AND SPENDING TIME WITH VETERANS AND HIRING VETERANS AND HIRING VETERANS AND UNDERSTANDING THEIR ISSUES AND UNDERSTANDING THEIR ISSUES AND GIVING MONEY VETERANS. GIVING MONEY VETERANS. I WENT TO THE VA, DO YOU KNOW I WENT TO THE VA, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE BUDGET IS FOR THE VA? WHAT THE BUDGET IS FOR THE VA? TAKE A GUESS? TAKE A GUESS?>>I DON’T HAVE A NUMBER.>>I DON’T HAVE A NUMBER.>>$40 BILLION.>>$40 BILLION.>>$200 BILLION, THE VA.>>$200 BILLION, THE VA. IT IS A TRAGIC. IT IS A TRAGIC. THERE IS NOTHING WORKING IN THE THERE IS NOTHING WORKING IN THE GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. WHY SHOULD WE VOTE IN A WHY SHOULD WE VOTE IN A DEMOCRATIC AND/OR REPUBLICAN TO DEMOCRATIC AND/OR REPUBLICAN TO DISCONTINUE THE BROKEN SYSTEM. DISCONTINUE THE BROKEN SYSTEM.>>YOU DON’T THINK YOU CAN>>YOU DON’T THINK YOU CAN DISRUPT IT THE WAY DONALD TRUMP DISRUPT IT THE WAY DONALD TRUMP DISRUPTS IT? DISRUPTS IT? HE FOUND THAT AS A VESSEL TO GET HE FOUND THAT AS A VESSEL TO GET IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN THE WHITE HOUSE.>>I AM NOT SAYING YOU WANT TO>>I AM NOT SAYING YOU WANT TO BEHAVE AS HE DOES AS PRESIDENT BEHAVE AS HE DOES AS PRESIDENT BUT IT WAS A WAY IN THE WHITE BUT IT WAS A WAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE.>>WHAT I AM GOING TO TRY TO DO>>WHAT I AM GOING TO TRY TO DO IS GO OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS GO OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND IGNITE A POWERFUL MOVEMENT. AND IGNITE A POWERFUL MOVEMENT. I BELIEVE NOT JUST PEOPLE IN NEW I BELIEVE NOT JUST PEOPLE IN NEW YORK OR D.C., I AM HEARING FROM YORK OR D.C., I AM HEARING FROM THOUSANDS SAYING FINALLY, THOUSANDS SAYING FINALLY, SOMEONE SOMEONE SOMEONE’S VOICE THAT I CAN SOMEONE’S VOICE THAT I CAN RELATE TO. RELATE TO.>>THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID DONALD>>THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>I AM NOT DONALD TRUMP.>>I AM NOT DONALD TRUMP. I RUN THE COMPANY FOR 26 YEARS. I RUN THE COMPANY FOR 26 YEARS.>>YOU JUST SAID HOWARD.>>YOU JUST SAID HOWARD. I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THE I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS FOR. DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS FOR. GIVE ME FIVE ISSUES THAT THE GIVE ME FIVE ISSUES THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR THAT DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR THAT YOU DON’T AGREE WITH? YOU DON’T AGREE WITH?>>I JUST GAIFRVE YOU THREE?>>I JUST GAIFRVE YOU THREE?>>GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER>>GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER HEALTHCARE, FREE COLLEGE FOR HEALTHCARE, FREE COLLEGE FOR EVERYONE AND THE DEMOCRATS AND EVERYONE AND THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS UNDER THE LAST 20 REPUBLICANS UNDER THE LAST 20 YEARS ON BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN YEARS ON BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT IN CREATING A COMPLICIT IN CREATING A $21.5 TRILLION DEBT. $21.5 TRILLION DEBT. THAT’S A RECKLESS AND IMMORAL THAT’S A RECKLESS AND IMMORAL ABANDONMENT OF LEADERSHIP. ABANDONMENT OF LEADERSHIP. THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATS ARE THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATS ARE NOT TRUSTED BY THE AMERICAN NOT TRUSTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. PEOPLE. THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA IS THAT THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA IS THAT WE HAVE NO LEADERSHIP THAT’S WE HAVE NO LEADERSHIP THAT’S TRUSTED, THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT TRUSTED, THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT OF THE OVAL OFFICE IS GONE AND OF THE OVAL OFFICE IS GONE AND REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS NO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS NO LONGER REPRESENT THE ESSENCE OF LONGER REPRESENT THE ESSENCE OF THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE. I AM THINKING OF RUNNING FOR I AM THINKING OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AS A CENTER PRESIDENT AS A CENTER INDEPENDENT. INDEPENDENT. IF YOU AGREE WITH ME, I AM IF YOU AGREE WITH ME, I AM DPOING TO PROVIDE YOU AN DPOING TO PROVIDE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. IF IF I STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE IS AN I STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY AND A LARGE PEOPLE, OPPORTUNITY AND A LARGE PEOPLE, THE SILENT MAJORITY WHO WANTS A THE SILENT MAJORITY WHO WANTS A VOICE OF SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO VOICE OF SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO REPRESENT THEM. REPRESENT THEM.>>YOU DO REALIZE THAT MANY>>YOU DO REALIZE THAT MANY PEOPLE REGISTERED AS AN PEOPLE REGISTERED AS AN INDEPENDENT AND YET THEY STILL INDEPENDENT AND YET THEY STILL TILT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. TILT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.>>THEY NEVER HAD A LEGITIMATE>>THEY NEVER HAD A LEGITIMATE CHOICE. CHOICE.>>THEY HAVE NOT?>>THEY HAVE NOT?>>ROSS PEROTE.>>ROSS PEROTE.>>DON’T FORGET ABOUT MY STORY.>>DON’T FORGET ABOUT MY STORY. I AM A SELF-MADE PERSON. I AM A SELF-MADE PERSON. I LIKE BLOOMBERG, I HOPE HE RUNS I LIKE BLOOMBERG, I HOPE HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT. FOR PRESIDENT. I THINK IT WILL BE GREAT FOR I THINK IT WILL BE GREAT FOR AMERICA. AMERICA. I CAME FROM THE PROJECT, THE I CAME FROM THE PROJECT, THE EMPATHY AND COMPASSION THAT I EMPATHY AND COMPASSION THAT I HAVE FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND ISRAEL. ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND ISRAEL.>>WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU>>WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU ARE A BILLIONAIRE? ARE A BILLIONAIRE? YEAH. YEAH. BUT I AM PART OF WHAT I THOUGHT BUT I AM PART OF WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE PROSPECT OF THE PROMISE WAS THE PROSPECT OF THE PROMISE OF AMERICA, WORK HARD AND GREAT OF AMERICA, WORK HARD AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY, YOUR STATION LIFE OPPORTUNITY, YOUR STATION LIFE DOES NOT DEFINE YOU? DOES NOT DEFINE YOU? THAT’S ME. THAT’S ME.>>LET’S MOVE FROM THE DECISION>>LET’S MOVE FROM THE DECISION TO RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT AND TO RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT AND CONCERNS SOMEONE HAVE AS YOUR CONCERNS SOMEONE HAVE AS YOUR CANDIDACY AND MESSAGING. CANDIDACY AND MESSAGING. LET’S SAY YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR LET’S SAY YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THREE QUESTIONS, WHAT QUALIFIES THREE QUESTIONS, WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE YOU TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? UNITED STATES?>>WHAT QUALIFIES ME IS MY LIFE>>WHAT QUALIFIES ME IS MY LIFE EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THINK IT IS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THINK IT IS MY STARBUCKS EXPERIENCE. MY STARBUCKS EXPERIENCE. IT IS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ALONG IT IS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY AND SHARING YOU CAN THE WAY AND SHARING YOU CAN ACCESS AND RECOGNIZING EVERY ACCESS AND RECOGNIZING EVERY BUSINESS DECISION IS NOT AN BUSINESS DECISION IS NOT AN ECONOMIC ONE. ECONOMIC ONE. IT IS A REAL UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS A REAL UNDERSTANDING THAT SOMEBODY THAT IS TO RESTORE THE SOMEBODY THAT IS TO RESTORE THE PROMISE OF AMERICA AND WHAT PROMISE OF AMERICA AND WHAT QUALIFIES ME IS THAT I WILL BE A QUALIFIES ME IS THAT I WILL BE A LEADER OF THE COUNTRY OF ALL LEADER OF THE COUNTRY OF ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WILL AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WILL TRUST AND ADMIRE BECAUSE I WILL TRUST AND ADMIRE BECAUSE I WILL UNDERSTAND. UNDERSTAND. I HAVE WALKED IN THEIR SHOES. I HAVE WALKED IN THEIR SHOES. I AM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE I AM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION. EQUATION. I AM SOMEBODY WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL I AM SOMEBODY WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL OR SOMEBODY THAT CAME FROM THE OR SOMEBODY THAT CAME FROM THE PROJECTS AND I UNDERSTAND THE PROJECTS AND I UNDERSTAND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>WHO IS THE BEST REPUBLICAN>>WHO IS THE BEST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT IN THE PAST 50 YEAR PRESIDENT IN THE PAST 50 YEAR SNSS? SNSS?>>A GREAT RESPECT FOR RONALD>>A GREAT RESPECT FOR RONALD REAGAN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL REAGAN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS HE DID THAT REALLY STRUCK THINGS HE DID THAT REALLY STRUCK ME COMPARES TO THE CURRENT ME COMPARES TO THE CURRENT PERSON WHO’S DESPICABLE IN THE PERSON WHO’S DESPICABLE IN THE OVAL OFFICE. OVAL OFFICE. RONALD REAGAN NEVER TOOK OFF HIS RONALD REAGAN NEVER TOOK OFF HIS JACKET FOR 80 YEARS, WHY? JACKET FOR 80 YEARS, WHY? THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF THE THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF THE OFFICE. OFFICE.>>FDR.>>FDR.>>HOW MUCH DOES AN 18 OUNCE BOX>>HOW MUCH DOES AN 18 OUNCE BOX OF CHEERIOS COSTS? OF CHEERIOS COSTS?>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>BUDGET FOR THE VA, WE CAN ASK>>BUDGET FOR THE VA, WE CAN ASK YOU QUESTIONS FOR THAT. YOU QUESTIONS FOR THAT.>>I DON’T NEED CHEERIOS.>>I DON’T NEED CHEERIOS.>>IT IS FOUR BUCKS.>>IT IS FOUR BUCKS.>>>>. .>>DID THE FOUR OF YOU THINK>>DID THE FOUR OF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A GOVERNMENT THERE SHOULD BE A GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF THE HEALTHCARE TAKE OVER OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM? SYSTEM?>>I AM GLAD YOU ARE ASKING>>I AM GLAD YOU ARE ASKING QUESTIONS SO I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTIONS SO I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION BACK. QUESTION BACK. AGAIN, TALKING ELIZABETH MILLER, AGAIN, TALKING ELIZABETH MILLER, EVERYBODY MAKES A MISTAKE. EVERYBODY MAKES A MISTAKE. YOU GO OUT AND YOU TALK ABOUT YOU GO OUT AND YOU TALK ABOUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SAVE HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SAVE HEALTHCARE. HEALTHCARE. IF IT FITS ON A BUMPER STICKER, IF IT FITS ON A BUMPER STICKER, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A LONG YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A LONG RIDE. RIDE. BARACK OBAMA SAW IT WITH BARACK OBAMA SAW IT WITH OBAMACARE. OBAMACARE. BY THE END HE WAS HAVING TO MAKE BY THE END HE WAS HAVING TO MAKE DEALS WITH BIG PHARMA AND DEALS WITH BIG PHARMA AND ASSOCIATIONS. ASSOCIATIONS. IT WAS AN UGLY PROCESS. IT WAS AN UGLY PROCESS. WHERE DO WE TAKE OBAMACARE FROM WHERE DO WE TAKE OBAMACARE FROM HERE? HERE? WHAT DO WE TAKE THE AFFORDABLE WHAT DO WE TAKE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FROM HERE? CARE ACT FROM HERE? AND HOW DO YOU DO IT? AND HOW DO YOU DO IT? NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE AN NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT AND YOU WILL INDEPENDENT AND YOU WILL SPRINKLE MAGIC DUST ON SPRINKLE MAGIC DUST ON WASHINGTON, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. HOW DO YOU GET REPUBLICANS AND HOW DO YOU GET REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BUY INTO A HEALTHCARE DEMOCRATS BUY INTO A HEALTHCARE PLAN THAT CAN FIX THE COUNTRY. PLAN THAT CAN FIX THE COUNTRY. WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MONEY, WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MONEY, ONE O F THE OUTRAGEOUS THINGS ONE O F THE OUTRAGEOUS THINGS HERE IS WE SPEND MORE MONEY PER HERE IS WE SPEND MORE MONEY PER PATIENT THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE PATIENT THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND WE STILL HAVE SINGLE WORLD AND WE STILL HAVE SINGLE MOMS WITH THEIR KIDS AT 11:30 AT MOMS WITH THEIR KIDS AT 11:30 AT NIGHT IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM USING NIGHT IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM USING THE E.R. AS THEIR PRIMARY THE E.R. AS THEIR PRIMARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. IT IS IMMORAL. IT IS IMMORAL. IT IS A DISGRACE. IT IS A DISGRACE. WE ARE STILL GOING BANKRUPT PUT WE ARE STILL GOING BANKRUPT PUT PUTTING ON HEALTHCARE. PUTTING ON HEALTHCARE.>>DID YOU KNOW MY PERSONAL>>DID YOU KNOW MY PERSONAL HEALTH STORY? HEALTH STORY?>>NO, WE NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT.>>NO, WE NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT.>>MY FATHER FELL ON A SHEET OF>>MY FATHER FELL ON A SHEET OF ICE WITH FIRE. ICE WITH FIRE. I EXPERIENCED AS A 7-YEAR-OLD I EXPERIENCED AS A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WHAT HAPPENED WHEN NO HEALTH BOY WHAT HAPPENED WHEN NO HEALTH INSURANCE AND WORKER’S INSURANCE AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION, WE HAD JEWISH COMPENSATION, WE HAD JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES DELIVERING FOOD FAMILY SERVICES DELIVERING FOOD TO OUR APARTMENT WHEN WE ARE OUT TO OUR APARTMENT WHEN WE ARE OUT OF LUCK. OF LUCK. I EXPERIENCED THE SHAME AND FEAR I EXPERIENCED THE SHAME AND FEAR OF NO HEALTHCARE. OF NO HEALTHCARE. THAT’S WHY I BUILT THE KIND OF THAT’S WHY I BUILT THE KIND OF COMPANY THAT MY FATHER NEVER GOT COMPANY THAT MY FATHER NEVER GOT A CHANCE FOR IT AND PUT A CHANCE FOR IT AND PUT HEALTHCARE IN THE PLACE OF HEALTHCARE IN THE PLACE OF STARBUCKS. STARBUCKS.>>IS HEALTHCARE A FUNDAMENTAL>>IS HEALTHCARE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT FOR EVERY AMERICAN? RIGHT FOR EVERY AMERICAN?>>YES.>>YES. EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE THE EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE. RIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE.>>I THOUGHT THE AFFORDABLE CARE>>I THOUGHT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. ACT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. BUT BUT>>I AM REMINED AND SPECIFICALLY>>I AM REMINED AND SPECIFICALLY PREMIUMS HAVE GONE UP. PREMIUMS HAVE GONE UP. WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? NO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE NO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO COME GOING TO BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. TOGETHER AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THAT’S SELF EVIDENT. THAT’S SELF EVIDENT. GOING BACK TO WHAT I SAID GOING BACK TO WHAT I SAID EARLIER, CAN YOU IMAGINE GIVEN EARLIER, CAN YOU IMAGINE GIVEN THE FACT THAT IT IS NEVER DONE THE FACT THAT IT IS NEVER DONE BEFORE THAT AN INDEPENDENT BEFORE THAT AN INDEPENDENT PERSON LIKE MYSELF, A RAG TO PERSON LIKE MYSELF, A RAG TO RICH RICH RICHESS STORY COULD POSSIBLY BE RICHESS STORY COULD POSSIBLY BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES. WE WANT CHANGE. WE WANT CHANGE.>>BUT WHAT KIND OF CHANGE?>>BUT WHAT KIND OF CHANGE? YOU SIT DOWN AND YOU GOT MITCH YOU SIT DOWN AND YOU GOT MITCH McCONNELL HERE AND NANCY PELOSI McCONNELL HERE AND NANCY PELOSI THERE, YOU LOOK AT THEM, HERE IS THERE, YOU LOOK AT THEM, HERE IS THE DEAL. THE DEAL. WE DPOTGOT TO FIX OUR HEALTHCARE WE DPOTGOT TO FIX OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. SYSTEM. NANCY, WHAT’S YOUR IDEA? NANCY, WHAT’S YOUR IDEA? HOW DO WE DO THIS? HOW DO WE DO THIS?>>WE BRING IN WHAT I HAVE DONE>>WE BRING IN WHAT I HAVE DONE MY ENTIRE CAREER, PEOPLE SMARTER MY ENTIRE CAREER, PEOPLE SMARTER THAN MYSELF WITH SKILLS AND THAN MYSELF WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE BEYOND MITCH EXPERIENCE BEYOND MITCH McCONNELL AND NANCY PELOSI IN McCONNELL AND NANCY PELOSI IN THE ROOM, GET PRIVATE ENTERPRISE THE ROOM, GET PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IN THE ROOM AND REALIZE WE ALL IN THE ROOM AND REALIZE WE ALL NEED TO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME. NEED TO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME. CORPORATIONS NEED TO DO MORE FOR CORPORATIONS NEED TO DO MORE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES LIKE STARBUCKS THEIR EMPLOYEES LIKE STARBUCKS DID. DID. WE DEMONSTRATED THAT YOU CAN BE WE DEMONSTRATED THAT YOU CAN BE PROFITABLE AND PROVIDE PROFITABLE AND PROVIDE HEALTHCARE. HEALTHCARE.>>THE HEALTHCARE STEAL BUSINESS>>THE HEALTHCARE STEAL BUSINESS BASE. BASE.>>NOT ONLY BUT PARTIALLY.>>NOT ONLY BUT PARTIALLY. WE HAVE TO REALIZE WHAT’S WRONG WE HAVE TO REALIZE WHAT’S WRONG OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS PHARMA HAS MANY SPECIAL SBRELSS PHARMA HAS MANY SPECIAL SBRELSS INTERESTS IN THE NRA. INTERESTS IN THE NRA. I AM NOT PLAYING BY THOSE RULES I AM NOT PLAYING BY THOSE RULES ANYMORE. ANYMORE. I AM GOING TO BREAK THE LOG JAM. I AM GOING TO BREAK THE LOG JAM. PHARMA IS GOING TO NEGOTIATE PHARMA IS GOING TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’LL WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’LL HAVE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY. HAVE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY. IF YOU DON’T, WE ARE COMING IF YOU DON’T, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU. AFTER YOU.>>LET’S STICK WITH HEALTHCARE>>LET’S STICK WITH HEALTHCARE PACKAGES, HEALTHCARE AND INCOME PACKAGES, HEALTHCARE AND INCOME OF EQUALITY, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO OF EQUALITY, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO RESTORE THE UNION OF THIS RESTORE THE UNION OF THIS COUNTRY? COUNTRY?>>UNIONS ARRIVED IN AMERICA>>UNIONS ARRIVED IN AMERICA BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF BAD BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF BAD ACTORS. ACTORS. UNIONS HAVE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE UNIONS HAVE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE BECAUSE COMPANIES WERE NOT DOING BECAUSE COMPANIES WERE NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR THEIR THE RIGHT THING FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. EMPLOYEES. THEY’RE ALSO VERY GOOD AT THEY’RE ALSO VERY GOOD AT COMPANIES IN AMERICA AND GOOD COMPANIES IN AMERICA AND GOOD MANAGEMENT IN AMERICA WHO MANAGEMENT IN AMERICA WHO RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE SUCCESS THAT NOT EVERY BUSINESS SUCCESS THAT NOT EVERY BUSINESS DECISION IS AN ECONOMIC ONE. DECISION IS AN ECONOMIC ONE. UNIONS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. UNIONS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. THE ANSWER TO IN EQUALITY IS THE ANSWER TO IN EQUALITY IS COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. I WAS OUTRAGED WHEN PRESIDENT I WAS OUTRAGED WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP GAVE A FREE RIDE TO TRUMP GAVE A FREE RIDE TO CORPORATIONS OF 21% TAX RATE. CORPORATIONS OF 21% TAX RATE. THAT WAS WRONG, ESPECIALLY WRONG THAT WAS WRONG, ESPECIALLY WRONG WHEN WE DID NOTHING TO HELP THE WHEN WE DID NOTHING TO HELP THE PEOPLE WHO NEEDED MOST. PEOPLE WHO NEEDED MOST. WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE TAX WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORMS. REFORMS.>>CAPITAL GAINS.>>CAPITAL GAINS.>>EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LOOKED>>EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT IN A FAIRWAY. AT IN A FAIRWAY.>>YOU WERE OPPOSED TO THE>>YOU WERE OPPOSED TO THE TRUMP’S TAX CUT? TRUMP’S TAX CUT?>>YES, 100%.>>YES, 100%. I WAS PUBLIC ABOUT THAT. I WAS PUBLIC ABOUT THAT. NOW WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS. NOW WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS.>>ONE QUICK QUESTION AND WE GOT>>ONE QUICK QUESTION AND WE GOT TO GO TO BREAK. TO GO TO BREAK.>>THIS IS RAPID FIRE.>>THIS IS RAPID FIRE.>>THIS IS GOING GREAT.>>THIS IS GOING GREAT.>>IT IS CALLED HAZING.>>IT IS CALLED HAZING.>>YOU NEED TO COME HERE>>YOU NEED TO COME HERE EVERYDAY. EVERYDAY. I AM CURIOUS, SO MUCH OF WHAT’S I AM CURIOUS, SO MUCH OF WHAT’S DRIVING THE AMERICAN POLITICS IS DRIVING THE AMERICAN POLITICS IS IMPACTED BY 2008, OF COURSE, THE IMPACTED BY 2008, OF COURSE, THE COLLAPSE. COLLAPSE.>>YES.>>YES.>>DO YOU THINK, FORGET ANY SORT>>DO YOU THINK, FORGET ANY SORT OF POPULOUS STRAND. OF POPULOUS STRAND. DON’T YOU THINK SOME MORE PEOPLE DON’T YOU THINK SOME MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT CRASH SHOULD HAVE GONE TO JAIL? CRASH SHOULD HAVE GONE TO JAIL?>>YES.>>YES.>>DON’T YOU THINK IT IS A CRIME>>DON’T YOU THINK IT IS A CRIME THAT WE HAVE KIDS THAT SPENDS THAT WE HAVE KIDS THAT SPENDS TIME IN JAIL FOR SMOKING POT AND TIME IN JAIL FOR SMOKING POT AND YOU GOT PEOPLE THAT DESTROY YOU GOT PEOPLE THAT DESTROY AMERICAN LIVES AND HAVE WIPED AMERICAN LIVES AND HAVE WIPED OUT THEIR LIFELONG EARNINGS AND OUT THEIR LIFELONG EARNINGS AND THEY NEVER SPEND A DAY IN THEY NEVER SPEND A DAY IN PRISON. PRISON.>>YES, WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR>>YES, WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT? THAT? THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN POWER. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN POWER. THE LEADERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE LEADERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE REPUBLICANS AND THE THE REPUBLICANS AND THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS.>>AND, AND, THE PEOPLE THAT>>AND, AND, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RUNNING THE BANKS AND THE WERE RUNNING THE BANKS AND THE INVESTMENT FIRMS. INVESTMENT FIRMS.>>AGREE.>>AGREE.>>THAT WERE MILKING THE SYSTEM.>>THAT WERE MILKING THE SYSTEM.>>BUT WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT>>BUT WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT PUTTING THOSE PEOPLE IN JAIL? PUTTING THOSE PEOPLE IN JAIL?>>IT WAS THE LEADER OF THE>>IT WAS THE LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT.>>SO YOU WOULD.>>SO YOU WOULD.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. THE STATUS QUO IS NOT WORKING THE STATUS QUO IS NOT WORKING AND THE LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES AND THE LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES ARE DOING ONE THING, BASED ON ARE DOING ONE THING, BASED ON SELF INTEREST. SELF INTEREST. I KNOW YOU WILL GET TO THE BOOK I KNOW YOU WILL GET TO THE BOOK WHICH I LOVE. WHICH I LOVE. IF YOU ARE DEMOCRATIC OR IF YOU ARE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN TODAY AND YOU JUST REPUBLICAN TODAY AND YOU JUST WANT TO GO FIVE INCHES AWAY FROM WANT TO GO FIVE INCHES AWAY FROM THE IDEOLOGY OF THE PARTY, YOU THE IDEOLOGY OF THE PARTY, YOU KNOW THIS, YOU ARE OUT. KNOW THIS, YOU ARE OUT.>>IT IS UNBELIEVERABLEABLE.>>IT IS UNBELIEVERABLEABLE.>>IT IS LIKE THE GOD FATHER,>>IT IS LIKE THE GOD FATHER, YOU NEVER GET CREDIT. YOU NEVER GET CREDIT.>>SENATOR WARREN PUT OUT A>>SENATOR WARREN PUT OUT A PLAN. PLAN. YOU CALL THAT PLAN RIDICULOUS. YOU CALL THAT PLAN RIDICULOUS. WE SHOW A POLL EARLIER IN THE WE SHOW A POLL EARLIER IN THE SHOW. SHOW.>>WELL, IF THAT PLAN WAS PUT IN>>WELL, IF THAT PLAN WAS PUT IN PLACE, IT PROBABLY CAN FUND THE PLACE, IT PROBABLY CAN FUND THE GOVERNMENT A DAY OR TWO. GOVERNMENT A DAY OR TWO. THAT’S NOT THE ANSWER. THAT’S NOT THE ANSWER. THE ANSWER IS LET’S TAKE A STEP THE ANSWER IS LET’S TAKE A STEP BACK AFTER THIS. BACK AFTER THIS. LET’S NOT SEND OUT A TWEET OR LET’S NOT SEND OUT A TWEET OR PRESS RELEASE THAT DOES NOT MAKE PRESS RELEASE THAT DOES NOT MAKE NEWS. NEWS. LET’S GET SERIOUS PEOPLE AROUND LET’S GET SERIOUS PEOPLE AROUND THE TABLE AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM THE TABLE AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL WHICH IS ONCE AND FOR ALL WHICH IS COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM.>>DO YOU THINK ELIZABETH WARREN>>DO YOU THINK ELIZABETH WARREN IS A SERIOUS PERSON? IS A SERIOUS PERSON?>>YES, SHE IS A SERIOUS PERSON.>>YES, SHE IS A SERIOUS PERSON. SHE CAME TO ME A FEW YEARS AGO SHE CAME TO ME A FEW YEARS AGO ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTION? ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTION?>>DID YOU GIVE IT TO HER?>>DID YOU GIVE IT TO HER?>>NO.>>NO. I DID NOT. I DID NOT. I DON’T BELIEVE THE COUNTRY I DON’T BELIEVE THE COUNTRY SHOULD HEAD TO SOCIALISM. SHOULD HEAD TO SOCIALISM.>>DO YOU THINK SHE’S A>>DO YOU THINK SHE’S A SOCIALIST? SOCIALIST?>>SHE’S A SMART WOMAN, I>>SHE’S A SMART WOMAN, I RESPECT HER. RESPECT HER. THIS IS NOT PERSONAL. THIS IS NOT PERSONAL. I JUST DON’T AGREE WITH HER. I JUST DON’T AGREE WITH HER.>>WE NEED TO HAVE THAT>>WE NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION ANOTHER TIME. CONVERSATION ANOTHER TIME.>>YOU NEED TO COME BACK.>>YOU NEED TO COME BACK.>>I HAVE TO LEAVE ALREADY?>>I HAVE TO LEAVE ALREADY?>>WE GOT ANOTHER SEGMENT.>>WE GOT ANOTHER SEGMENT.>>YOU NEED TO TRY CHEERIOS.>>YOU NEED TO TRY CHEERIOS. I LOUGH C LOVE CHEERIOS. I LOUGH C LOVE CHEERIOS.>>I AM A YOGA GUY.>>I AM A YOGA GUY.>>WE NEED YOU TO COME BACK.>>WE NEED YOU TO COME BACK.>>I WOULD SAY IT RIGHT NOW.>>I WOULD SAY IT RIGHT NOW. IF YOU COME HERE AND SAID I AM IF YOU COME HERE AND SAID I AM RUNNING AS A DEMOCRATIC THEN RUNNING AS A DEMOCRATIC THEN EVERY HEADLINE OF TOMORROW WOULD EVERY HEADLINE OF TOMORROW WOULD BE YOU FILL THE SPACE OF JOE BE YOU FILL THE SPACE OF JOE BIDEN AND YOU WOULD BE THE BIDEN AND YOU WOULD BE THE CANDIDATE TO WATCH OUT FOR. CANDIDATE TO WATCH OUT FOR. RIGHT NOW THE QUESTION IS IF JOE RIGHT NOW THE QUESTION IS IF JOE BIDEN RUNS, ARE YOU GUYS BIDEN RUNS, ARE YOU GUYS FIGHTING? FIGHTING?>>I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR>>I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE COUNTRY IF BIDEN RUNS OR THE COUNTRY IF BIDEN RUNS OR BLOOMBERG RUNS. BLOOMBERG RUNS. I THINK IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL I THINK IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND EXCHANGE. OPPORTUNITY AND EXCHANGE.>>YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.>>YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. DID THE SAME PEOPLE PREDICTING DID THE SAME PEOPLE PREDICTING THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER BE THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER BE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING.>>NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING.>>I KNOW ONE THING, I LOVE>>I KNOW ONE THING, I LOVE AMERICA AND I WANT TO TRY TO FIX AMERICA AND I WANT TO TRY TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND THE PEOPLE THE PROBLEM AND THE PEOPLE THAT’S LEFT BEHIND. THAT’S LEFT BEHIND.>>HOWARD SCHULTZ.>>HOWARD SCHULTZ.>>HIS BOOK “FROM THE GROUND UP”>>HIS BOOK “FROM THE GROUND UP” IS OUT NOW.

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100 Responses

  1. Howard, you won’t win as an independent. We have a two party system in America. But I understand how you feel. The Republicans and the Democrats are ineffective at doing anything right.

  2. Are you kidding me? You interviewed the guy because he puts his hat in the ring? Where's Bernie? I am so tired of this. And sir you are not the Proxy either. So sit down. Giving this guy an interview gives him power. Did he pay for this interview? They aren't even stopping him to ask tough questions. Unreal.

  3. wow could the anchor be any more biased? jesus christ, how about you just do your job and interview the guy? yeah, ask some tough questions… but jesus is this anchor a democratic activist or a journalist?

  4. A self made Billionaire from nothing. I can see why the Dems hate him. They want the "Red Star" to control US citizens.

  5. I love how Mika Bzezinski can't answer a relevant question like how much the VA gets but thinks asking Schultz how much a box of cheerios costs is somehow newsworthy. At least this discussion brought out relevant issues.

  6. Well what does he think the people did in 2016 that's why they voted in Donald Trump cuz Donald Trump is getting things done the Democrats and the Republicans are not making it easy for him but he's plowing through and he's getting it done he's doing the people's work not to enrich himself not for Fame and Fortune he already had that matter fact he gave up a lot to become president and he's got my vote for 2020 frankly I don't know why anybody is going to run against him because he's going to win what they get to do with all that extra campaign fund money or I wonder what they do with it when they have it but they have a good time

  7. The problem for Shultz is i don't believe that he has the charisma to become president. But he could be a powerful force in the primary. Still voting for Trump in 2020. But maybe in later elections he could be a possibility. I like that at least he isn't a socialist or communist.

  8. He needed $400,000 to open the first store and start the business. He did not have the money and his wife was pregnant with their first baby. Jerry Baldwin and Starbucks cofounder Gordon Bowker offered to help. Schultz also received $100,000 from a doctor who was impressed by Schultz's energy to "take a gamble".[19] By 1986, he had raised all the money he needed to open the first store, " so he didnt become successful businessman without the 400k help to open his first Starbucks he keeps saying he grow up in the projects … BS another billionaire GO Bernie&Tulsi 2020

  9. The American people want, and deserve, healthcare and education. Schultz, Biden and Bloomberg all oppose programs that will allow American workers, retirees, students, veterans and children a peaceful and prosperous life. Healthcare and education is paid for by reducing military spending, reducing corporate aid, taxing the ultra wealthy and taxing corporations. It would cost no more than $6 trillion to pay for 10 years of healthcare and education, in a nation who made $21 trillion in 1 year. It's not authoritarian socialism, it's governing.

  10. Why didn't he answer the qualification for the presidency question like the only thing the Democrats can run on, legally born citizen and over 35 years old?

  11. First impression, I never knew the guy (I'm European): Looks sly, not trustworthy, no chance to gain popular support. Bernie Sanders – the opposite of that.

  12. I don't agree with him on everything, but I really appreciate that he isn't just telling everyone what they want to hear. He stood up against the ridiculous Green New Deal and radical 70% tax rates

  13. I’m a republican, but I’ll give this guy props. He atleast is a realist. The green new deal socialist extremists need to get CT scans and mental health drugs…

  14. LOL omg this is hilarious! The stupid leftists on the panel HATE….and I mean, HATE that he does not identify with the garbage Democrats. He is great and hope he truly is an independent.

  15. Howard Schultz should stick to hawking overpriced coffee. America didn't need or want Trump so it's a given that we don't need him.

  16. Lets see, he built a company that employs hundreds of thousands of people world wide and jobs across the globe to help grow the business. He provides healthcare for his employees, (even part time) , for those people who work over 20 hours a week, they can qualify for free tuition at Arizona State university thorough their online courses. He gave stocks to his employees who are now billions of dollars richer because of him. He has created business programs that have financed, launched or saved thousands of businesses across the US. People on the left should look beyond the word BILLIONAIRE and ask themselves, how to become a billionaire. You will find that you have to help or service a lot of people to get this wealthy. He would be a great 3rd party candidate. Please run.

  17. So, in summary.
    In less than 2 months the new wave Dems have….
    A. Run off 25000 jobs in NYC
    B. Viciously attacked a 17 year old boy through social media.
    C. Getting eaten alive by their own media outlets.

    No wonder the Dems are split in two. No middle. Hard left or classic liberal. AOC and KH are the downfall of the party because they won't compromise. You did it to yourself.

  18. These two "hosts" make me sick. Coffee joke, blah blah blah. Sick liberal morons they are. I can not wait for the end of some of these totally bias propaganda networks like MSNBC.

  19. I don't understand the people saying he's gonna take votes away from democrats. Truth is he's gonna take votes away from both parties because he's a centrist, which is what the majority of americans, regardless of party, want. I voted Trump in the last election not because I was absolutely crazy about him, but because he was far better than any other option. With a strong, reasonable centrist in Schultz possibly running, I'm gonna strongly consider changing my vote from Trump to Schultz, and I feel as if many moderates on both sides of the aisle would consider doing the same thing

  20. MSNBC: Why aren't you a democrat?

    Schultz: Because I don't believe in their policy.

    MNSBC: Okay, but why aren't you a democrat?

    Schultz: Because I do not believe in their policy.

  21. Despite being a liberal,he has enough sense to distance himself the dysfunctional fustercluck known as the Democrat party. The Dems charachters for presidential candidates are more entertaining than watching Disney on parade .

  22. Look how desperate the media looks with the possibility of a legitimate independent candidate ruining the democratic party chances…. They don't even hide it anymore. They are not an news organization, they are just democrat operatives

  23. His answer on why he doesn’t want to run as a democrat was spot on. He wants to be genuine in his stances and running as an independent speaks volumes to the validity of his intentions.

  24. Let's be real here: Free college, free jobs, and free healthcare for every person that comes into the country illegally. Americans are going to be stuck with the bill. Thank the liberals.

  25. H Soko
    1 second ago
    "Capitalism and Socialism" (Yin and Yang) Take the best of both worlds! Not either or! All of western Europe has Capitalism AND Socialism already. Europe has many Entrepreneurs, lawyers, Physicians, Corporate jobs too! (SO does America have both for that matter ie; Social Security, Medicare, National Highways, Fire Departments, Military, US Postal Service, its all "National and Public" payed by us, the taxpayers) I think we as US citizens should know where our tax payer money is going. Yes, both encouraging business AND taking care of our people! Seems great

  26. Schultz is just a republican who figures can do better alone.
    He is Medicare for all and the right for everybody but he claims to still have ideas of conservatives? How is that possible?
    The. Green new deal is not. Realistic, how we. Are going to pay.?
    So space force was a great idea, how are we going to pay for that is the other continues?
    Oh, shut up.

  27. why is Demo mad at him? he has achieved the "American Dream" and isnt that dream what makes immigrants flock to the usa? the chance at a better life

  28. HOWARD SCHULTZ STICK WITH BUSINESS BECAUSE YOU ARE GOOD AT MAKING MONEY…. WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE NOT PROFIT OR SOMETHING TO BE PUT AS A PRICE TAG IN OUR LIVES…IF YOU LOVE MONEY STICK WITH BUSINESS, PEOPLE ARE NOT PRICE TAGS FOR THE RICH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

  29. He donated to Hillary. Terrible judgement imo. What is his stance on free speech protection against big tech? What about identity politics? What is his solution to immigration? He just vaguely mentions the latter.

  30. Howard Schultz can’t even get most people to listen to him because he is reasonable . After trump this guy needs to run

  31. So ,any people have raised taxes, like Obama, it reduces jobs, it doesnt work especially now when we are in such debt.. Large companies will just report the amount of money under the bracket..or leave and take jobs away again… why dont we let Trump try to preserve this economy before we snag it out from under his feet!you could be real problem, criticize POTUS when your not even sure your running… we are in a real threat of a socialist country… SO i really hope you dont try and persuade votes left direction… because Id rather have Trump then a socialist country. Immigrants are draining our system!! people dont realize this. but its costing hundereds and hundreds of billions, perhaps more. for ss, ice, homeland security, food stamps, legal costs, jails.. and they arent even paying taxes!! Im not racist, but this simply isnt fair.. this is our number one priority believe it or not, along with the deficit..and if we dont get it under control, we will be a third worlds socialist country, at the bread line. Massively controlled by government!! All you say is so perfect, but the congress is the problem.. it all sounds great but ufortunatley the ideas are always there, but its getting the majority vote to pass anything!! No to socialism thats all i beg… will be economic, humanitarian catastrophe!

  32. "How much does a box of Cheerios cost? heehheheheh" Wow, thanks for proving why females are useless.. Geez that was cringe worthy

  33. I completely agree with Mike Bloomberg this man is another puppet he will loose divide votes and help trump win again. Really he is just another pawn placed these in order to help Trump win

  34. He sounds good but the democrats will make his life impossible that’s their M.O. it would be like Trump probably even worse because the republicans will be against him too. Solution eliminate both parties let candidates run with no party affiliation which will never happen.

  35. He sounds like a nice guy but you need balls too! Just imagine him fighting against the democrats with all these corrupt politicians they will eat him alive. I’m sorry Mr. Nice guy I’m still voting for Trump.

  36. Yes Mr. Nice guy from the projects I understand what you are saying but this is not StarBucks. You will be going against career politicians you can’t be nice because they have an agenda to enrich themselves. He doesn’t believe in socialism because if they get in power they’ll take all his millions and he will be back in the projects drinking coffee.

  37. REPUBLICAN TAX CUT — 85% for the Top 1% — and FOX News and TRUMP SUPPORTERS cheer for it still. That is simply THEFT, and that's how LOST the Right is. They haven't the slightest idea what's in their own interest… TIRED OF BEING TRICKLED DOWN YET?

  38. If he runs as an independent he will pull votes from dems and Trump will be relelected but it might also serve as a wake up call to democrats to get away from socialism. For that, four more years of trump may be worth the price.

  39. Love this guy. Democrats don’t realize he’s not one of them. Honestly, he’s more republican than Democrat but can’t run as one

  40. NO BODY wants to really HEAR this   BEFORE Obama Care my medical premiums WERE $200.00 per month FULL COVERAGE    AFTER Obama Care my premiums are $1200.00 per month ONLY MEDICAL   No Dental  No Vision    THAT IS NOT AFFORDABLE!!!   OH and out of pocket and annual deductions are over $12,000.00.

  41. I’m someone who has voted Republican my whole life and voted for Trump last election however I have been disappointed in Trumps fiscal policies. This guy is someone I believe I can stand behind proudly. Added bonus: He has a filter and doesn’t tweet moronic things

  42. Mmmh …are these journalist democrat defending their party or they are neutral news men!!…I can see their emotional attachment….I wonder what will happen to a republican candidate,if he comes here!!!!

  43. Hahahahaha!  Howard Schultz is not a centrist.  What a liar and deceiver.  Don't believe a word he says.

    I was A2 (Audio Assist) on an economic forum conference  held at The Phoenician Resort on 17 October 2018.  From the stage Howard Schultz blasted the Philly police for locking up "those poor black men" arrested at his store "for no reason." As you recall it was his store manager who requested these men to be removed from the property.  Howard shifted the blame from his company to the Philadelphia Police Department. The cops were simply complying with the request of Starbucks. I will never, ever trust this man and will never work on an event again where he is presenting. Don't believe this spineless liar.

    I've never visited a Starbucks store since then and never will again.  Cop-hating POS Howard Schultz is.

    If elected, Howard Schultz will throw the military under the bus too. He's not a Commander in Chief that will support our troops.

  44. ​ Lester Walker …If I could vote for this self made mediator I would do so…
    I'm a felon that has been st8, clean and wise and against any felon having the right to vote until he or she has gone st8 for a least 4 years.
    I don't know who is behind those who passed that voting right to felons but with the Liberals track record in California I would suspect they have the most to gain by it?

    If Mr.Trump is reelected there is a chance of another all out civil war and to prevent that form being a possibility Mr.Trump should not run for a reelection and if not them I would expect the real American people to vote for Mr.Schultz.

    Does any of this make any sense.?

  45. This weasel is just interested in protecting his wealth. He could care less about the country or average Americans.

  46. It is pretty obvious what Schultz thinks about the Democrat Party. Why would he want to affiliate himself with it?

  47. This guy really represents the population. I have red the book. He knows what it’s like to be in extreme poverty!

  48. An honorable undertaking needs no apology. These mainstream media lackeys are servants of our corrupt and broken system. And the system's only goal at this point is self-preservation. Run Howard Run!!

  49. So incredible to watch these hacks do nothing but criticize and condemn Howard. I hope people realize that these losers have an AGENDA in doing so!! The corporate media, much less their pathetic commentators do not decide who gets to run for public office.

  50. The health care system is corrupt and nobody will talk about it…I was in the nursing home business and saw sooo much hanky panky….waste and fraud….and much of what is called waste is actually fraud..too many meds….procedures and surgery on terminal patients that made their lives worse…

  51. I'm more Democratic, but I'm actually hoping he wins the 2020 election..
    Social Responsibility is important to me, but so is having the means to pay for it all and making sure good work (environmental, social mobility, civil and workers rights) continues.

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