Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2–star turned unabashed-supporter-of-America’s-president Scott Baio has found yet another Trump-related reason to hate Starbucks. CEO Howard Schultz announced over the weekend that the coffee chain would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years to help “those fleeing war, violence, persecution, and discrimination” abroad who, as of Friday, might suddenly find America less welcoming. Like many Trump supporters, Baio isn’t in favor of this idea, but rather than simply vow to boycott the company, he decided he’d just troll them — a move that didn’t work out that well the last time he tried it, frankly.
Apparently after reading a Milo Yiannopoulos rant yesterday, he tweeted it with a comment intended to embarrass Starbucks by drawing attention to the alleged hypocrisy of hiring refugees when the unemployment rate for U.S. minorities and veterans isn’t so great:
Whoever was managing Starbucks’ Twitter account at the time must have absolutely lit up when they read the question, because they very happily replied:
And oh yeah, they then added, there’s also this other thing — Starbucks’ commitment to hire 10,000 veterans by 2018. Maybe Baio was unaware of this program since it rolled out in 2013, years before he got on this public anti-Starbucks kick:
For his part, Baio remains suspicious of Starbucks’ motives, though he’s had to switch gears a little: