Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid

Schultz, 65, is exploring running as an independent in the 2020 presidential race.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said this week he was considering running as an independent in the 2020 presidential election.

According to a Business Insider article, Schultz’s announcement has been met with apprehension by Democrats who expressed concern that Schultz running as an independent could inadvertently help President Donald Trump win reelection.

Schultz says he isn't worried about that criticism that his candidacy might split the anti-Trump vote and help reelect the president, according to the article.

"I'm concerned about one thing: doing everything I can to help families who have been left behind and to restore dignity and honor back in the Oval Office," Schultz told Axios. "I'm not considering this to win the Twitter primary. I believe that lifelong Democrats and lifelong Republicans are looking for a home, and they're not spending hours and hours on Twitter."

Read the full Business Insider article here.

Photo courtesy of Schultz via Twitter.

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