President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order excited a lot of comment and protest from those on the left.
One liberal, the CEO of Starbucks, made a statement against the travel ban.
From Daily Wire:
Let me begin with the news that is immediately in front of us: we have all been witness to the confusion, surprise and opposition to the Executive Order that President Trump issued on Friday, effectively banning people from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, including refugees fleeing wars . . . There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.
Schultz’s statement didn’t go over well with the public.
According to the YouGov Brand Index, the popularity of Starbucks has tanked.
Yahoo Finance reported:
The coffee giant’s consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex. The perception tracker measures if respondents have “heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative.” In Starbucks’ case, perception is still overall positive, but significantly lower than it was prior to CEO Howard Schultz published a public letter outlining the company’s plans to give refugees jobs.
Who would have thought that would be the result?
Who would have thought that some Americans might be concerned that those jobs wouldn’t be going to Americans?
Who would have thought that people would care about people who weren’t sufficiently vetted coming in from nations with high radical Islamic terrorist problem?
Who would have thought?