Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
Schultz said it is ‘obvious’ Clinton has the ‘professional experience’ and should be chosen over Donald Trump
‘I think it’s obvious Hillary Clinton needs to be the next president,’ Schultz told the CNNMoney American Opportunity conference in New York on Wednesday.
Schultz, who calls himself a “life-long Democrat,” endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 and again in 2012. He has donated only to Democrats over the years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, with the exception of one donation to Republican Senator John McCain in the late 1990s.
The Starbucks (SBUX) CEO also opened the door for his own possible run for the White House one day. He has repeatedly called the U.S. political process a “circus” and “bombastic.”
“I’m still a young man,” he said Wednesday. At age 63, Schultz is younger than both Clinton and Trump, but he batted away any notion that he’s gunning to run soon.
“I would never say never, but this is not the right time,” he said.