Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is deeply dismayed by President Donald Trump, a feeling he shares with many business leaders. After the president reiterated his “blame on both sides” view of the events in Charlottesville, Va., Schultz addressed a companywide gathering to express his “profound concern” about Trump’s “lack of character, morality, humanity” and the message being sent to the next generation of Americans.
Schultz is in a position to act on those concerns in a way that could cost the president money. Trump Tower is home to a Starbucks, which is one of the two retail outlets in the building that don’t bear Trump’s name. Niketown is the other. Last week a group called Courage Campaign called on Nike to relocate, but the company didn’t respond to requests for comment.