Steve Schmidt Storms Off His Own Podcast Over Questions on Howard Schultz: ‘This is Bullsh*t’

Posted on February 10, 2019 4:26 pm

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Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist who left his contributor gig at MSNBC to advise Howard Schultz, stormed off his own podcast after co-hosts grilled him on the billionaire’s flirtation with a 2020 run.

Elise Jordan and Adam Levine, hosts of Words Matter, interrogated Schmidt on his work for Schultz, the founder of Starbucks who drew heavy criticism for announcing he was considering running for president as an independent.

The podcast episode — first reported by the Daily Beast — lasted some 30 minutes before a particularly biting line of questioning from Levine prompted Schmidt to declare, “this is bullshit” and