Howard Schultz seriously considering running for president

"The View" co-hosts discuss what it could mean for the businessman and former Starbucks CEO to run for president in 2020 as a centrist independent.
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So talking about who's going to be running, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's seriously considering running for president because he thinks no one's getting it done right right now in D.C. Take a look. I will run as a centrist independent outside of the two-party system. We're living at a most fragile time. Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people. So he's going to be here tomorrow with us to talk about this, but, you know, he says he may run as an independent and people are concerned that that's going to split the party. I don't know. Or give the vote to trump. The demes are up in arms. Even on Twitter this weekend they were so scared about this because they say this is a definite win for the president because you take votes away. I think that's true. If you go back to the 2000 election when it was gore versus trump and they stole the election away from gore -- in my opinion, don't turn on me, if gore had been president we wouldn't have had the Iraq war. We would have had policies in place instead of destroying the nation as we're doing. He's coming tomorrow. I'm going to ask him if the name Ralph Nader rings a bell. My issue with Schultz is he says that trump has no business being president but Schultz has no government experience. Yeah. So what experience does he have? I always say that. I mean, he has absolutely -- he's another billionaire with zero experience in government wanting to be president. I just -- I don't understand it. That being said though his story is pretty -- I'm sorry, the story is fine but running the country is very different than running a business. We're all experiencing that right now. At least Bloomberg ran the city of New York and he's talking about running and I don't think he has the requisite experience. Just take baby steps, people. Why don't you try to run a city, run a city council, run for senate. Just take baby steps. You can't just immediately try to run the United States. He does have a good story though. Historical context just really quick, the last time there was a party actually that -- a third party that switched was the whigs. The last time a third party even came in second was 1912 with Theodore Roosevelt. This is a two-party country for better or for worse. It's a two-party country. This to me is the problem. I think the two-party system is essentially broken right now. If you're a moderate on the left or a moderate on the right, where are you supposed to go if you want to be successful. Look at Joe Biden last week. He said that he liked Republicans and he said, blame me father for I have sinned. They're in this crazy place where you can't even like the other side. If you listen to Howard Schultz, he's a Democrat but because he's not for health care for all he has to run as an independent. He can't get through a primary. First of all, I want to correct something. I said gore V bush -- I said gore V trump. I meant gore V bush. You've spoken about the whigs all the time. Here's the deal. I don't believe in telling people this is what's going to happen if this happens. I think that is something that people do and sometimes they do it to keep people from being motivated. Get your behind out there and make it your choice. Listen, it could be an independent. I want somebody who knows what they're doing. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it works. I feel it worked okay with Obama. I'm okay with that. A lot of people were not but that's me. But he had experience. Sorry? He was a community organizer. B remember, when he ran they made fun of the fact that he was a community organizer and they said that was no experience. So you never know who that person is going to be. I don't think I want another businessman who's run a business. That's me personally. Well especially the one we have now has been bankrupt many times. At least Howard Schultz ran a successful business. Well, you know, that remains to be seen. You got to do -- everybody has to do their due diligence to figure out if this is the person you want. One more thing, please. So if Biden runs, Biden is already a moderate Democrat so how -- Howard Schultz is redundant.

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