Starbucks Founder Resigns - Rumors He Is Running for US President

Starbucks founder and executive chairman Howard Schultz confirmed to the New York Times on Monday he is leaving the company. Though it's unclear when exactly his resignation will take effect, he told the paper he'd been planning his retirement for more than a year.

Schultz has been confronted by questions of political aspirations for years and has typically always shot them down. This time, though, when asked by the Times if he was considering running for anything —president included — in 2020, Schultz acknowledged:

"I want to be truthful with you without creating more speculative headlines. For some time now, I have been deeply concerned about our country — the growing division at home and our standing in the world. 

One of the things I want to do in my next chapter is to figure out if there is a role I can play in giving back. I’m not exactly sure what that means yet. 

I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service. But I’m a long way from making any decisions about the future."

Still, he advised people not to overanalyze his words: “I want to be of service to our country, but that doesn’t mean I need to run for public office to accomplish that." 

The announcement comes just days after 8,000 Starbucks locations across the U.S. were closed for an afternoon for racial bias training. The closures came after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia store in April for absolutely no reason. Source Συνδεθείτε μαζί μας στο Facebook και ενημερωθείτε πρώτοι για τα νέα άρθρα -->
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