Starbucks' former CEO Howard Schultz has been battling Trump for years. Now, he is considering running for president.
- President Donald Trump slammed former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as gutless and "not the 'smartest person'" on Twitter Monday morning.
- On Sunday, Schultz announced he was running for president and criticized Trump's lack of qualifications.
- The battle between the two has been heating up for years. They have faced off over issues such as immigration, tax reform, and Starbucks' baristas reported failure to say "Merry Christmas."
President Donald Trump slammed former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Twitter on Monday morning.
"Howard Schultz doesn't have the 'guts' to run for President!" Trump tweeted. "Watched him on @60Minutes last night and I agree with him that he is not the 'smartest person.'"
The attack came after Schultz announced he was "seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent."
"Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged every single day in revenge politics," Schultz said in an interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
The battle of the wealthy businessmen has been a long time coming.
Trump bashed Starbucks on the campaign trail in 2015. And, Schultz has criticized Trump's politics for years.
Here's a look at how the feud between the two men has evolved as Starbucks has become the focus of a culture war in Trump's America: