Will Starbucks Continued Anti-Police/Trump Culture Finally Turn Customers Off?

Starbucks, the Seattle based international coffee company, founded in 1971 has a mega public relations problem, which has apparently not been successfully addressed thus far.

This latest incident at one of its California locations, regarding what is obviously a systemic anti-police and Trump bias stems from a pervasive culture embedded deep within its corporate headquarters, which intern resurfaces periodically throughout its stores.

However, before we get to the long laundry list of flagrant biases by Starbuck employees towards paying customers, it’s worth noting that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced his unsuccessful bid as a “quasi-independent” (actually a progressive Democrat), 2020 candidate.

Schultz appeared on a number of newscasts, belittling the President. In one memorable interview with CBS Schultz acknowledged he endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016; however, after Trump’s victory, Schultz admitted he was “stunned” and wrote about his disappointment in an open letter to Starbuck employees.

“We cannot know what the precise impact will be on our country and the rest of the world,” Schultz wrote at the time. “I am hopeful that we will overcome the vitriol and division of this unprecedented election season.”

In another interview, this one with CNN, Schultz continued his attack on Trump stating that he believed President Trump’s rhetoric “has given license to people to feel as if they can emulate and copy the kind of behavior and language that comes out of this administration.”

The discrimination bar was thus lowered, perhaps unintentionally by Schultz giving license for brain-dead Millennials and Generation Z types, to run amuck within Starbuck stores, along with their embedded progressive dogma.

All that was needed was for an unsuspecting police officer or a Trump supporter to stroll within one of those effected Starbucks.

The coffee giant has a long and sordid history of discrimination against law enforcement, conservatives, Trump supporters, including African Americans dating back to 2015.

The two most recent incidences of outright discrimination towards police officers by Starbuck employees took place just several months ago in Oklahoma and California respectively.

The first incident in Glenpool, Oklahoma, just south of Tulsa, took place around November 29th when Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara received his cup of hot chocolate with the words “PIG” inked on the label.

“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.

The second incident took place in California just about a week ago, when two Riverside County sheriff’s deputies waited and waited, and waited to be served, only to be ignored by several smug employees actually “laughing” at them.

The deputies realizing they would not be served, and rather than causing an incident wisely walked out.

However, they reported the incident on Facebook. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said, “They tried to get served, they asked if anyone was going to help them, they were laughed at, they were completely ignored, obviously ignored to were other patrons knew they were being ignored.”

Starbuck, as usual, responded to the incident with an apology stating, “There is simply no excuse for how two Riverside deputies were ignored for nearly 5 minutes at our store on Thursday evening.”

Adding “We are deeply sorry and reached out to apologize directly to them. We take full responsibility for any intentional or unintentional disrespect shown to law enforcement on whom we depend every day to keep our stores and communities safe.

No doubt Starbuck is sorry for the incident, coming just about a month after the Oklahoma incident. However as stated in my opening, Starbucks has a long history of discrimination, dating back to 2015, before candidate Trump became President Trump.

It began when a woman wearing a Trump T-shirt at a Starbuck in Charlotte walked in and ordered an iced tea, giving her first name, only to receive her iced tea by a smirking employee with her cup labeled “Build a Wall.”

In a Fox interview, Kayla Hart said, “I just found it really sad that I can’t wear a T-shirt with our President without being made fun of.”

Starbucks once again at the time issued an apology, “This experience is not consistent with our standards or the welcoming and respectful experience we aim to provide every customer who visits our stores,” the company said.

In yet another incident, a Miami man who claimed that a Starbuck employee refused to serve him because he was a Trump supporter.

Those incidents became so prevalent around the country that Trump supporters finally decided to fight back by boycotting the chain, and in some instances walking into Starbuck stores in mass, purchasing a beverage and forcing employees to label their cups “TRUMP.”

 

25 Replies to “Will Starbucks Continued Anti-Police/Trump Culture Finally Turn Customers Off?”

  1. John

    Starbuck provides their overpriced coffee at various Veteran Administration hospitals. I have heard many veterans who would rather drink coffee and eat donuts in areas in the hospitals that serve them, at no costs. Why? They can’t afford the prices charged.

    Perhaps the Veterans Administration consider a different vendor. provider that all the staff and visitors can also afford to use.

    If Star Bucks find it difficult to serve police, firemen, I bet they feel the same way toward veterans.

  2. Rodger Shull

    I never buy anything with the word STARBUCK,S on it. they are over rated and over priced and snooty. I,ll make a what ever mocha laity using a black cup of coffee and a envelope of hot chocolate mix. and a little zip of whipped cream and for a lot less that what they charge. I can get by very well with out a STARBUCKS any thing.

  3. Joe Shaw

    Well, I will still visit Starbuck’s, as will many of is here in Seattle / Washington State. And why cry about Trump? Is he considered sacrosanct and about reproach? I have never seen a store here ban cops! You are blowing things out of proportion! You ultra-cons seem to want a protestant police-state. Ain’t gonna happen! Trump has the stain of impeachment on his permanent record now, thank God! But, he will not be removed by the Senate, which is fine. We the People will remove him from office in November of 2020!

    • Noe

      The “stain” is from the egregious cowards and simpletons in Congress. The traitors , the communists , and the leeches decided on his impeachment before he took the oath. HOW is that for “tolerance”.
      NO ONE is above reproach , and especially above the law, except OLD Hillary and OLDER Maxine , and really OLDER Pelosi think they are. If you want to really know the truth, then look at OLD Nancy taking an aircraft ON OUR dime, and “Representing ” the United States , in an over seas area to tell the world THE United States is for “Climate Change”, of which “We The People” are not in favor of. Also, It is the PRESIDENTS job , not hers , to REPRESENT the United States in any form of Diplomatic arena, not a Senator or House of Representative. READ the Constitution , on separation of Power by each group. The Legislative, the Executive , and the Judicial Branches of Government. SHE should be arrested for TREASON.

    • Jose

      Hey Joe guess you are a Democratic, sticking your hand out for freebies. Trump gives everyone opportunities to open up business and make money. You are a typical Democrats that wants everything for nothing. It is sad that people like yourself exist. Hopefully you don’t have any children but in retrospect you most likely have several so you can receive a greater social security monthly. Typical guy that sits on the front porch drinking a beer while his kids play on the street dodging cars

    • Randy Turk

      Question… what if that had been done to an Obama supporter. We all know you would have called it racism. You’re a moron and a hypocrite. I couldn’t stand Obama, but never once did anything to offend his supporters… even though he was an embarrassment to many of us.

  4. Noe

    I am , and have NEVER been impressed with “StarryButts” coffee. Over caffeinated, HARSH taste , and WAY overpriced swill. I finally got my wife to stop drinking this companies product. When I go into a “StarryButts”, it is for the restroom ONLY. I am giving my fair share to the ambience , after all.

  5. Joan

    Had Starbucks not noticed yet? Oh, No guess all the people George SOros & Obama brought in are buying them their Specialty coffees, so Starbucks isn’t missing those boycotting!

  6. Sharon James

    No matter how horribly our policemen are treated they will do their job of protecting the public no matter who they are – even Starbuck’s employees. One of these very employees may very well need the lifesaving services of these selfless public servants – then, hopefully, their opinion of our increasingly vitally needed men in blue will become an opinion based on fact and not just repeated fictional rhetoric.

  7. Bothered Bob

    Starbucks used to be a place I’d go to for my lattes…no longer. I’ve not been in one since President Trump was elected, and have no desire spend my money there. I will opt for independent coffee stands because they understand the economics of being apolitical and simply serving their coffee drinks. The ‘social justice’ Starbucks’ employees can rely on their feelings instead of my dollars. Best of luck to them.

  8. Sandra Shoop

    Starbucks CEO signed the death warrant for his business, by letting politics enter into his business. The actions of his employees have convinced most people that politics don’t mix with keeping customers. The majority of America knows that President Trump is saving America from the Soros/Clinton/Obama Mafia Machine (or trying to). The socialitic democcrats… who want to do away with capitalism, kill babies, allow young children to be mentally brutalized… in effect – to change America into Venezuela… those who want order restored will boycott Starbucks more and more as they become aware of the evil aimed at America by the left. If the Soros Machine wins, Starbucks, along with all other major companies will either leave America or be out of business. Once the business owners are told what they can and can’t do by the UN, our way of life will be over.

  9. Barb Brown

    BOYCOTT Starbucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why pay ridiculous prices to make these clowns rich, when they disrespect OUR Police Officers and the Entire United States of America…….

  10. Deborah Fuller

    If Starbucks was truly sorry they would fire those responsible for the rudeness towards other human beings and they would replace them with African Americans and spouses of police officers.
    I am not a Trump supporter however, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. We all need to realize that all of us bleed the same color blood, we all have feelings, and we are all equal, and we’re all born with the same rights. Especially the right to make our own choices.

  11. Brenda

    So why does everyone continue to spend their money at a coffee shop that truly stinks?

    Buy a coffee pot and perk it while getting ready for work. Save money , time, and humiliation.

  12. moosegringo

    This is only one of the reasons I don’t patronize Starbucks. The others are over-the-top prices, coffee that’s way too strong and the general smug attitude that everyone there is “better than everyone else”.

  13. JoeyP

    Let’s BOYCOTT Starbuck’s and look for ALTERNATIVES to their products and ADVERTISE them ONLINE. Let’s quit REWARDING bad behavior. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  14. Patti

    I quit going to Starbucks 3 years ago. WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN! The coffee tastes like burnt mud, over priced and their politics are even worse!

  15. Debbie

    I would like to turn all those Starbucks gift cards in and get the money back.
    will try to actually get it done this weekend and everyone else should do the same. The only way for them to get the message is to hit them where it hurts, in sales.

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