Former Starbucks CEO ‘seriously thinking' of running for president

Tuesday, 29 Jan, 2019

The Twitterverse has a few things to say about President Donald Trump calling out Howard Schultz on Monday as the former Starbucks CEO mulls over a run for president in 2020.

Democrats are threatening to boycott Starbucks if the coffee giant's former CEO Howard Schultz brings his potential 2020 ambitions to fruition.

Howard Wolfson, an adviser to Michael Bloomberg, said a campaign by Schultz would hand Trump a re-election victory.

Schultz has authored a new book called From the Ground Up, which is a memoir and is set to be released this week. "Don't", said Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski in a statement. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), indicated her belief that Schultz poses no serious threat to anyone in 2020. A person close to Schultz, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Schultz would only run if he sees a path to victory in a three-way battle.

Throughout the interview, Schultz took direct shots at President Donald Trump - saying "this president is not qualified to be the president" - but also at the Democratic party, even though he is a lifelong Democrat. While some potential nominees, including Massachusetts Sen.

In response to President Trump's proposed travel ban, in 2017 Shultz implemented a program aimed at hiring 10,000 refugees over the course of five years across the 75 countries where it operates.

Because while Schultz says he'd be an Independent, he would inevitably draw far more votes from the left than from Trump's base.

At the time, he also laid out a centrist vision for the US, calling Trump's tax cut reckless and knocking "vitriolic behavior" from the White House.

The last time a third-party presidential candidate won individual states was in 1968, when former Alabama Gov. George Wallace picked up 46 Electoral College votes in the South on the American Independent Party ticket. It's more than just sniping at a prospective opponent; word that he might invest in an independent run has many of them clearly anxious about how he'd split votes in a general election...Original Source.

Mr Schultz said he would run as a centrist.

Anyway, if they didn't realize it before, a majority of Americans already know (or are really starting to suspect) that rich people are thanks, Trump!

"I am seriously thinking of running for president", Schultz, 65, told CBS 60 Minutes, in an interview trailing a book launch in NY on Monday. I am not running as a Jew if I decide to run for president I'm running as an American who happens to be Jewish.

"I want to see America win", he said.

The report has Democratic operatives anxious that such a candidacy could smooth Mr. Trump's path to reelection by siphoning votes from the Democratic challenger.

"The need for constant innovation and pushing forward has never been greater than it is today ... but that's not enough", Schultz said during a 2011 interview with the London Business Forum.