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Papa John's founder says CEO's are 'scared' of intolerant left

Schnatter praised president Trump as a 'leader' in an interview with Just the News.

July 15, 2020 5:43pm

Updated: July 16, 2020 7:02pm

Goya's Bob Unanue "should be able to speak his mind," said Papa John's pizza chain founder John Schnatter while discussing the recent controversy over the Goya Foods CEO's positive comments about President Trump at a White House event. 

"Everybody on the left keeps preaching diversity, unless it's diversity of thought, diversity of philosophy, or diversity of ideology," Schnatter told Just the News in an interview. "And if you don't think a certain way, then you get persecuted. That's not diversity."

"Entrepreneurship and creativity and innovation come from independent critical judgment," Schnatter said, "which is you think for yourself, you believe in yourself, you have independent critical judgment."

"They're trying to paint you in a corner," Schnatter continued, "that if you don't believe 100% in their ideology, then they persecute you, they attack you. And I think that's extremely unhealthy for the country. And I think it's a really bad path for the CEOs to go down. And I think they're scared."

Praising President Trump for reducing regulations, Schnatter described him as a "leader."

"I think that this is probably the hardest working president that we've ever had," he said. "He understands business, he understands entrepreneurship. I mean can you imagine if we had somebody in the White House that was making decisions right now on politics instead of what's right for Americans, what's right for America? I mean it'd be pretty scary. I think he makes the right decision for the right reasons."


Watch the full interview here: 

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