Howard Schultz Executive of Starbucks will leave the company at the end of the month, stoking speculation that he could be a candidate for president of the United States in 2020.
Schultz, who turned a local Seattle coffee chain into a global giant with more than 28,000 stores in 77 countries, had anticipated the board a year ago about this decision, according to The New York Times.
He is frequently mentioned as a potential candidate for the Democratic Party for his criticism of President Donald Trump; Last year he opined that Trump, as president, “is creating chaos every day.”
Schultz, 64, usually ignores speculation about his political ambitions with a brief look or answer, but on Monday he acknowledged for the first time that it’s something (the presidency) he might consider. (I)
“I want to be honest with you without creating more speculative headlines,” he told the New York Times. “For a while, I am deeply concerned about our country: the growing division in the home and our position in the world.”