Howard Schultz is leaving his job at Starbucks — and says he may consider running for president.
Starbucks announced Monday that Schultz, a former CEO and the most prominent face of the company, will step down later this month as executive chairman.
In an interview with The New York Times , he acknowledged that he may consider a bid for the White House.
"I want to be truthful with you without creating more speculative headlines," he said. "For some time now, I have been deeply concerned about our country — the growing division at home and our standing in the world."
Schultz has been rumored before as a potential Democratic candidate.
He started at Starbucks in 1982 and served as chief executive from 1987 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2017.
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