Steve Schmidt, who is advising former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on an independent presidential bid, abruptly walked off his own podcast when co-host Adam Levine pressed him on how Schultz could actually get the 270 electoral votes he needed to win, the Daily Beast reports.
SCHMIDT: This is bullshit. I’m not doing this.
LEVINE: Steve, you’ve got to answer the questions.
SCHMIDT: I’m not.
And with that, Schmidt slammed down his headset and abruptly ended the interview.
“He threatened legal action against the studio if the interview airs, according to a source involved in the discussion. When his legal threat failed, he offered to buy the recording… The studio refused.”