Inslee urges Schultz not to spoil 2020 race; says helping Trump win is ‘inexcusable’

Fox News | 1/30/2019 | Frank Miles
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is the latest influential force in Democratic politics who is revolting against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run unintentionally would help President Trump win another four years in office.

“No one in America should give Donald Trump a helping hand to become re-elected as president of the United States,” Inslee told CBS News. “The devastation that that man could cause is profound and well-known.”

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“Do not help Donald Trump. That’s inexcusable,” he added.

No third party or independent candidate has won more than 5 percent of the popular vote since Ross Perot in 1996.

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Inslee said he urged Schultz to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination if he decides to run for president, instead of potentially spoiling the race.

“So we’re hopeful that Mr. Schultz listens to this chorus across the nation and has a legacy that is a good one for his business leadership,” Inslee said.

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He added: “Don’t have a legacy of re-electing Donald Trump. That’d be a sad result.”

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