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Internet can’t stop laughing at Howard Schultz for recreating Jeb Bush’s pitiful ‘please clap’ moment — twice

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During a speech at Purdue University on Thursday, Starbucks CEO and possible presidential candidate Howard Schultz implored his audience to clap for him — and reminded Twitter users of another presidential candidate who made almost the exact same gaffe in 2016.

“If I choose to run, I promise, I will absolutely release my tax returns,” Schultz said. There was a silent pause from the audience, at which point the coffee mogul told the crowd, “you can clap now.”

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He again prompted the audience to clap when discussing the cost of education at the university.

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Twitter users noted almost immediately that Schultz telling his crowd they can clap for him sounded remarkably like a moment when then-GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said “please clap” to a group he was speaking to at a campaign event on February 2, 2016.

“Howard Schultz is the new Jeb!” one user tweeted, referencing the one-word title from the younger Bush’s campaign.

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“The speed at which campaigns go through their life cycle now is amazing,” another user noted. “Schultz already at ‘Full Jeb.'”

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Check out more hilarious responses below:

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