Former Starbucks chair wants to try his luck at getting into the White House
Americans are tired of the current system and looking for a better choice, Brooklyn-born billionaire says
Chicago/New York — Former Starbucks chair Howard Schultz said he is seriously thinking of running for president in 2020 as a centrist independent candidate, a prospect that is already drawing objections from Democrats who say it may throw the election to Donald Trump. The Brooklyn-born billionaire, who dabbled with politics and thorny social issues as he built Starbucks into one of the world’s largest restaurant chains, announced his possible long-shot bid on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday. He said Americans are tired of the current system and looking for a better choice. “We’re living at a most-fragile time,” Schultz said. “Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics.”
Besides the 60 Minutes interview, Schultz also sent his first tweet on Sunday. He said, “it feels good to be here” and “m...