Schultz said at an employee forum in Seattle on Tuesday that he has "profound concern about the lack of character, morality, humanity," displayed at the rally, according to a recap of the meeting posted on Starbucks' website.
"But today, you may question the strength of that dream and the promise of America. That's fair," he said. "My generation has not made it easy for you. Our political leaders on both sides of the aisle have not acted with enough courage, nor honesty, in addressing the long-term challenges we face."