Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Hints at Presidential Run

Former Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz hinted at the idea that he may run for president as an independent candidate.

Speaking to a sold out crowd at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Friday, Schultz said that there could be a possibility he will add his name to a growing list of candidates.

"I want to see if I can ignite a national movement to restructure and disrupt political system that is not based on the will of the people," Shultz said.

If Schultz decides to run, he would join New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker who announced Friday that he is running.

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston expects the list of candidates to grow.

"This is the natural roll out if you will of the party out of power and you saw the reverse in 2016 when there were 17 candidates in first debate," Gerston said.

CORRECTION (Feb. 2, 2019, 9:02 a.m. PST): An earlier version of this story misspelled Howard Schultz's last name.

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