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Starbucks’ Schultz ‘Seriously Thinking’ of 2020 White House Run

  • Ex-coffee chief’s bid blasted by Democrats as helping Trump
  • Trump tweets that Schultz doesn’t have the ‘guts’ to run
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Former Starbucks Chairman Schultz says he’s seriously thinking of running for president. Ramy Inocencio reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Former Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said he’s seriously thinking of running for president in 2020 as a centrist independent candidate, a prospect that’s 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.