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Trump taunts Howard Schultz over potential 2020 bid

January 28, 2019

President Trump took aim at former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Monday after he floated a potential 2020 bid as an independent.

Howard Schultz doesn’t have the “guts” to run for President! Watched him on @60Minutes last night and I agree with him that he is not the “smartest person.” Besides, America already has that! I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019

Mr. Schultz announced the possibility on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Saturday.

“I am seriously thinking of running for president,” he said. “I will run as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system.”

He explained that one of his strengths is knowing that he isn’t always “the smartest person in the room,” because it allows him to bring in the best people to collaborate with.

Although staunchly anti-Trump, Mr. Schultz bid made Democrats nervous that he could siphon support away from the Democratic nominee and end up benefitting the president.

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