Howard Schultz to be featured in Fox News town hall

Howard Schultz to be featured in Fox News town hall
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Fox News announced Tuesday it will host a town hall with former Starbucks CEO and potential 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz. 

The event will be broadcast live from Kansas City, Mo., on April 4 and will be co-anchored by "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum starting at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

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The event "will focus on Schultz’s potential candidacy and the issues he plans to tackle," according to the network. 

Schultz has faced strong backlash from Democrats after saying he is exploring an Independent bid for the White House in 2020. He took part in a CNN town hall last month.

The Fox event comes after Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE announced earlier this month that it barred Fox News from hosting any of its 12 scheduled primary debates. 

Several declared and presumptive Democratic presidential candidates have recently appeared on Fox News, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJulián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice 'in very concrete ways' Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds Trump Jr. slams 2020 Dems as 'more concerned' about rights of murderers than legal gun owners MORE (D-Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharStudent slams Klobuchar for trying to classify pizza sauce as vegetable Pete Buttigieg: 'God doesn't have a political party' The Hill's Morning Report - Dem candidates sell policy as smart politics MORE (D-Minn.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand pledges not to use 'stolen hacked' materials in 2020 campaign 2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran, say they'd put US back in nuclear deal Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.), as well as former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin Delaney2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran, say they'd put US back in nuclear deal Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment Several 2020 Dems say they're ready to face Fox News town hall MORE (D-Md.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran, say they'd put US back in nuclear deal New 2020 candidate Moulton on hypothetical Mars invasion: 'I would not build a wall' Blockchain could spark renaissance economy MORE (D-Hawaii). 

 
Schultz also appeared on Fox News in February and, most recently, for an interview with "Your World" anchor Neil Cavuto.