Starbucks founder and independent candidate for president Howard Schultz is confronted on the impact his candidacy will have on the 2020 election in an appearance Tuesday on ABC's 'The View.' Co-host Joy Behar said nobody wants Schultz to run more than President Trump.
"You talk about the Democrats not wanting to negotiate. They cannot negotiate with a toddler. You give him the cookie one day, the next day he wants another cookie, so it’s not equal on both sides," Behar said to Schultz.
"They had to play tough, the Democrats, with him, otherwise he will run amok. Now your entry into the race pretty much guarantees a Republican is going to win," Behar added.
"If he runs against a far-left, progressive person, who is suggesting 60 percent, 70 percent tax increases on the rich and a health care system we can’t pay for, President Trump is going to get re-elected," Schultz shot back.
"The main thing that scares me is that your entry into the race will guarantee Trump another four years and we cannot have that," Behar later said.
Schultz said he can't run as a Democrat because it would be "disingenuous" given the party's economic agenda.
"I think I would have to be disingenuous to run as a Democrat today, but I think the question that I'm asking myself and I think many of us are asking ourselves is what kind of country do we want to live in? And right now, I think it’s clear that the country we are living in needs significant change, not only change because of this president, but change because of the toxicity and the lack of compromise of both parties," Schultz said.
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