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Howard Schultz says he is considering running for president in 2020

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz dropped several hints at a possible run as an independent for president in 2020.

Posted: Feb 7, 2019 8:43 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 8:45 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz dropped several hints at a possible run as an independent for president in 2020. His remarks were given at Purdue University Thursday. 

Schultz didn't give a time line as to when he may announce an official run. However, he did say "no one wants to see Donald Trump fired more than I do."

Schultz said if there is any chance him running as an independent would get President Trump a second term, he won't do it.

During the event at Fowler Hall, Schultz brought up several hot button issues. Some of those include health care reform, border security and school safety.

Schultz called the two-party system broken, saying it's time for a new approach. He added even with a two-party congress, he's confident an independent could be successful given today's political climate.

"Those members of congress in addition to the Republicans and Democrats who I believe are looking for home are also looking for a way to vote their conscious and their heart that is not steeped in the ideology of the extremes of both parties."

Schultz is just 10 days into exploring the idea of running for president. He never said how he would specifically tackle any of the issues he brought up. In an interview following the speech he hinted some of his ideas could come out over the next few weeks.

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