Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Takes Summer Hiatus, Suspends 2020 Campaign – By Mohit Priyadarshi (Inquisitr) / June 15 2019
Schultz surprised his staff with the decision.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has suspended his 2020 presidential campaign due to a sore back, according to The Huffington Post.
Schultz surprised his staff members earlier this week when he arrived unannounced at his campaign headquarters after months of not showing up. According to a source who was present at the meeting, Schultz then told his staff members of his plans to make summer cuts and his decision to let go of everyone except those in senior leadership positions. It appears very likely that Schultz will suspend his presidential campaign for good, but he has promised to delay the final decision until after Labor Day.
Shortly after this private meeting, the main reason behind him suspending his campaign became clear, as Schultz told his supporters in an e-mail that his back was very sore after three successive surgeries.
“While I was in Arizona, I unfortunately experienced acute back pain that required me to cut my travels short. Over the following two months, I underwent three separate back surgeries. Today, I am feeling much better, and my doctors foresee a full recovery so long as I rest and rehabilitate. I have decided to take the summer to do just that,” he wrote.
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