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Washington - Former Starbucks CEO Cuts Staff, Takes 'Detour' From White House Run

Published on: June 12, 2019 06:04 PM
By: AP
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FILE - Howard Schultz, then Executive Chairman of Starbucks, speaks during an event with the Economic Club of New York in New York, New York, USA, 24 May 2017. EPAFILE - Howard Schultz, then Executive Chairman of Starbucks, speaks during an event with the Economic Club of New York in New York, New York, USA, 24 May 2017. EPA

Washington - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he’s taking a “detour” from a possible independent presidential bid.

The billionaire businessman cites health concerns in a message to supporters, and says he’s taking the summer to rest and will revisit his presidential ambitions after Labor Day.

Two aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions are confirming that Schultz’s Seattle-based campaign has made significant staffing cuts.

Schultz writes that he’s taking “this detour from the road reluctantly.” He says his “concern for our country’s future remains, as does my belief that the American people deserve so much more from our elected officials.”

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He faced intense resistance earlier in the year from Democratic activists who feared an independent run would give President Donald Trump an easier path to re-election.



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 Jun 12, 2019 at 07:37 PM Anonymous Says:

The dems don't want a Jewish candidate to run for office

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 Jun 12, 2019 at 09:14 PM yaakov doe Says:

I will also revisit my Presidential ambitions after Labor Day and before Rosdh Hashana. I have about the same chance of being elected as Shultz, but my not through my streimal into the ring?

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 Jun 13, 2019 at 11:24 AM Doc Says:

There is only 733 people running for president right now we really need more!

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 Jun 13, 2019 at 09:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Schultz is a piece of garbage,who trashed his late Father on national television;good riddance to him!

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