People were not interested in the Mueller probe, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday.
“For the last 7 weeks as I traveled the country, the American people have not asked me about that investigation,” said Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president in 2020.
He said the aftermath of the probe shows how both sides are not dealing with the country's best interests.
“I think to see the President of the United States now kind of spiking the ball and celebrating the fact that there wasn’t collusion and now the Democrats unwilling to let it go - this is just another prime example of the fact that we are not seeing the government work on behalf of the American people,” he said.
Schultz added that “the ideology on both sides” is preventing compromises on many issues, and instead the “far left and far right” are at extremes and not working together for the good of everyone.
He slammed both Republicans and Democrats for proposing ideas that are not possible.
“The president came out and said he wants to eradicate the Affordable Care Act, where is the solution. On the Democrat side, the Green New Deal is fantasy. There are well intentioned people that are trying to do good things, but let’s not throw things against the wall that they themselves know are not going to stick.”
Because of extremes like this on both sides, Schultz said a “vast majority” of Americans are willing to listen to him.
“Given the choice between reelecting Donald Trump and a socialist democrat on the other side, I think there’s a great opportunity if I decide to run for president to get to 270.”
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