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WORRY: CBS Panics Over Independent Bid That Could Sink Dems, Reelect Trump


[See NewsBusters for more.] The news that Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, is strongly looking at a third party bid for the White House has clearly rattled members of the media. Given that Schultz holds liberal views on abortion, exiting the Paris Climate Agreement, illegal immigration, and other issues, it’s clear that CBS worries his candidacy will split the Democratic vote and re-elect Donald Trump. On Sunday night, 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley voiced his fears: “Do you worry that you're going to siphon votes away from the Democrats and, thereby, ensure that President trump has a second term?” Regarding Schultz’s liberalism, Pelley argued, “Why run as an independent? Your views have always aligned with the Democratic Party.” 

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