Howard Schultz mocked for ‘majority of Americans are Americans’ ad

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The ad was mocked, because its premise is painfully obvious.

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO and potential “centrist independent” 2020 hopeful, caught the attention of people online over the weekend when a Facebook ad of his claimed a “majority of Americans are Americans.”

The ad, which began running last week, according to Facebook’s political ad tool, shows a woman with one side of her face colored blue and the other red, clearly representing Democrats and Republicans.

Underneath the woman, the text reads: “the majority of Americans aren’t Democrats or Republicans, the majority of Americans are Americans.”

The ad was flagged by NBC News over the weekend.

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Schultz also ran a version of the ad with a man, his face similarly split by colors.

It appears that it is trying to hammer home Schultz’s centrist theme of his campaign, which has been widely mocked since its inception.

However, it also points out an obvious fact: all Americans are Americans, not just a “majority” of them.

That caught the attention of people.

At least the “majority of Americans are Americans” ad wasn’t a post on Twitter, where Schultz can’t seem to escape being ratioed.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).