The Huffington Post reports:
Howard Schultz, the billionaire ex-Starbucks chief executive considering an independent presidential campaign, went viral on Twitter on Tuesday night after a CNN town hall.
Schultz was asked a question about racial profiling in light of a highly publicized incident in which two black men were arrested after attempting to use the restroom at a Starbucks without making a purchase.
He recapped the incident, spoke about the company’s bias training program initiated afterward, and then unleashed a cliche: “As somebody who grew up in a very diverse background as a young boy in the projects, I didn’t see color as a young boy and I honestly don’t see color now.”
During his town hall on CNN Tuesday night, possible 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz dodged the question of whether he would sell his Starbucks shares if he decides to run and ends up winning the upcoming election.
“Uh, I think the best way to say that is that I will do nothing whatsoever to have any conflict of interest between my investments overall or my interests in the company that I love, because I will put the role and responsibility and the accountability for results first if I run for president and I’m fortunate enough to win.”
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