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Howard Schultz apologizes for his military experience



The note received a quick indictment from the Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor is a veteran and deployed in 2014.

Buttigieg is not the only 2020 presidential candidate with a significant military background. Rope. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who also runs, joined the Hawaii National Guard in 2002 and volunteered to distribute in 2004 and served two tours on duty, including in Iraq.

Schultz tweeted the excuse Thursday afternoon : "Today I said I spent more time with the military than any candidate who drove to the president. It was wrong. I apologize to @PeteButtigieg and @ TulsiGabbard who served our country honorably. At that moment I did something that should unite us all about me. I made a mistake and I apologize. "

Schultz had appeared on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's radio program earlier Thursday and told host: "I've spent more time in the last decade, certainly than someone running for president with the military." He quoted a series of military base visits and friendship with retiree Adm. William McRaven and Senior Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Buttigieg – a lieutenant in the Marine Reserve deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 – had previously fired at Schultz's claim.

"I remember a Green Beans Coffee on the exchange at Bagram, and a decent espresso machine powered by the Italian NATO element at ISAF HQ. But I don't remember seeing any Starbucks over there …" Mayor tweeted hours after Schultz interview.


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