Coffee chain powerhouse Starbucks may have lost some customers as many Trump supporters are now boycotting the company.
The move came after Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz posted an open letter yesterday condemning President Trump’s executive order that denies entrance into the U.S. to all refugees and bans immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries; Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Schultz wrote in his letter that he promises to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years.
“There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations,” Schultz wrote. “We are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.”
As for hiring in the U.S. the program will start with “individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.”
Many conservatives have decided to boycott the chain after his letter, and started the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks.
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