Former Starbucks CEO takes 'detour' from White House run




  • In US
  • 2019-06-12 20:48:51Z
  • By Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's taking a "detour" from a possible independent presidential bid.

The billionaire businessman cites health concerns in a message to supporters, and says he's taking the summer to rest and will revisit his presidential ambitions after Labor Day.

Two aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions are confirming that Schultz's Seattle-based campaign has made significant staffing cuts.

He faced intense resistance earlier in the year from Democratic activists who feared an independent run would give President Donald Trump an easier path to re-election.

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