Ex-Starbucks CEO Considers An Independent Presidential Bid
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
The people eager to challenge President Trump could conceivably include Howard Schultz.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
The man who made Starbucks into a global brand says he is considering a run for president. Though he's a lifelong Democrat, Schultz says he would run as an independent. He spoke last night on CBS' "60 Minutes."
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HOWARD SCHULTZ: I don't care if you're a Democrat, independent, Libertarian, Republican. Bring me your ideas, and I will be an independent person who will embrace those ideas because I am not in any way in bed with a party.
INSKEEP: The prospect of an independent bid is annoying some Democrats who do not want to divide the vote against President Trump. So what would a Howard Schultz candidacy stand for? We expect an interview with Schultz tomorrow here on MORNING EDITION.
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