Jan 27, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Howard Schultz is "seriously thinking" about a 2020 bid

Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO.

Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday that he is "seriously thinking" about a "centrist independent" 2020 bid for the White House.

The state of play: His musings have triggered concerns among Democrats who fear that Schultz, who claims to be a lifelong Democrat, would cost them crucial swing voters and hand President Trump a second term. Schultz brushed off those concerns in the "60 Minutes" interview, saying, "I want to see the American people win. I want to see America win. I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, independent, libertarian, Republican. Bring me your ideas."

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