One-time Democratic Party political strategist Bill Burton was hammered after appearing on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily" to push the third-party presidential bid of billionaire Howard Schultz.
Anchor Chuck Todd pressed Burton on a 2016 column he wrote slamming third-party candidates for potentially electing Donald Trump and the lack of Schultz having any record of engaging in political ballot campaigns in the past.
Trump bragged about goading Schultz into the race to help him get reelected despite his dismal poll support.
On Monday night, Schultz was heckled as an "egotistical billionaire a**hole" for a campaign that is widely seen as helping Trump's reelection efforts.
Burton did not receive much kinder treatment for his appearance. Here is some of what people were saying his decision to work for the billionaire:
Understand this about Bill Burton. He's no genius. He never rose above the level of Deputy Something with Obama eve… https://t.co/2mYt9UUc5X— May Brian (@May Brian) 1548800779.0
Well, I really hope Bill Burton is getting paid a lot of money to sell his soul to Howard Schultz. Because good luc… https://t.co/S8JTF9kH8L— David Badash (@David Badash) 1548800905.0
Like Howard Schultz, Bill Burton has nothing to say. He has no ideas, no policy proposals. What he has said was dis… https://t.co/4t18lmQmsE— NoctilucentCloud (@NoctilucentCloud) 1548800907.0
Not generally a fan of Chuck Todd, but he's doing a good job interviewing @billburton and Burton is doing a poor jo… https://t.co/V6u1xjcvkM— tsukiumi aonami #GASenaterunoff (@tsukiumi aonami #GASenaterunoff) 1548800933.0
So @billburton was just awful in trying to defend this moronic exploration by Schultz. He did exactly what trump… https://t.co/wnyA6uNFEP— #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForElijahMcClain (@#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForElijahMcClain) 1548800935.0
@MollyJongFast @HowardSchultz Burton spoke the same generalities as trump did during his campaign and continues to… https://t.co/Ymeh3AFNqq— #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForElijahMcClain (@#BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForElijahMcClain) 1548801070.0
@MollyJongFast @chucktodd Sounds to me like Bill Burton is on MTP simply to announce that he is an empty shell of a… https://t.co/aodb6Tfq8G— Impeachments* Are Forever (@Impeachments* Are Forever) 1548801106.0
I don’t think Bill Burton is doing a very good job of firing people up about Howard Schultz.— Brigitte Peck (@Brigitte Peck) 1548800835.0
Bill Burton said Stein supporters took votes away from Hillary Clinton, which they did, but thinks it's fine for Howard Schultz to run.— Laurie Crosswell (@Laurie Crosswell) 1548800656.0
Watching Bill Burton on Meet the Press daily I'm pretty convinced he was Obama's coffee boy how the hell he can be… https://t.co/mtSktjTMMv— #MakeAmericaAmericaAgain - #MAGA is killin' us (@#MakeAmericaAmericaAgain - #MAGA is killin' us) 1548800953.0
Bill Burton, advisor to Howard Schultz, makes himself look uninformed and amateurish on MTP Daily. I am starting t… https://t.co/Bd8oKfV7OG— Kathryn Douglass (@Kathryn Douglass) 1548800998.0
I only heard Bill Burton pitching Schultz with vague platitudes in my car, if you saw it on TV could you actually s… https://t.co/RlzspX6oOO— Schooley (@Schooley) 1548801574.0
I can’t even quantify the rage I feel listening to @MeetThePress talking about Howard Schultz. Fuck this Bill Burto… https://t.co/IkY0TeBTSH— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter) 1548801140.0