"I only hope that Starbucks is still paying me their rent in Trump Tower!" he wrote.
None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both.
The timing of Schultz's announcement Sunday is, not coincidentally, tied to the publication of his new book, "From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America", due out this week.
Without mentioning the book, he said in a video posted Monday that he would soon embark on a "listening and learning" tour of the U.S. After he stepped down from his position at Starbucks a year ago, Schultz said at the time that he may consider a White House bid.
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Furthermore, Tim Cook himself said that machine learning and autonomous cars are incredibly important for the company's future. The company has kept a low profile, saying little about its ambitions for autonomous systems .
Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is running for president in 2020 as a Democrat, said that he was also concerned, even as he praised Schultz for his business accomplishments. He said Americans are exhausted of the current system and looking for a better choice. " Tina Podlodowski, chair of the Washington state Democratic Party, told The Times that Schultz is selfish and that his presidential goals aren't "about bringing people together".
The wealthy businessman argued that if he runs, it would be to provide an alternative to American voters who don't align with either major political party, especially if a more liberal candidate such as Massachusetts Sen.
A poll ran by Ipsos and the Daily Beast in June, long before Shultz teased his intention to run, found that celebrities and business moguls are not favored by Americans as their next president.
Schultz blamed both parties for the country's $21.5 trillion debt, which he portrayed as "a reckless example" of the "failure of their constitutional responsibility".
One tweet that criticized his announcement has received nearly double the likes that Schultz's original tweet has.
Now I have never been a partisan guy - and it's no secret that I looked at an independent bid in the past. "I would suggest to Mr. Schultz to truly think about the negative impact that that might make".
He cited his disagreements with the party over free college tuition, universal healthcare, and other positions that he said have "shifted so far to the left". He owns 33 million shares directly and another 1.7 million through trusts. "I ask myself, 'How are we going to pay for all these things?' in terms of things like single-payer or people espousing the fact that the government is going to give everyone a job".