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Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Starbucks Over Its Plan To Hire Refugees

"I don't want a terrorist making my coffee."

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On Sunday, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that his company would commit to hiring 10,000 refugees at Starbucks locations around the globe — including in the US — and criticized President Trump's immigration ban.

"We are developing plans to hire 10,000 [refugees] over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business," Schultz said in a letter to employees. "And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with US troops as interpreters and support personnel."


Schultz said in his letter that the company would be focusing on hiring people who had been granted entry to the US after helping American troops.

As the conservative outrage spread, people began to usurp the hashtag to instead tweet support for the move.

How screwed up is #America? People will #Boycottstarbucks because they are committed to hiring refugees...Yea discrimination is real.

And they even came up with a new hashtag: #DrinkStarbucks.

The reason #BoycottStarbucks is trending is because they are going to hire refugees. I say #DrinkStarbucks

"Good, don't come. Shorter wait for my americano. I don't want to drink it near racists anyway," one person concluded.

All these people tweeting #BoycottStarbucks: Good, don't come. Shorter wait for my americano. I don't want to drink it near racists anyway.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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