Hometown protest greets Schultz as he eyes 2020 bid

  • Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is interviewed by FOX News Anchor Dana Perino for her “The Daily Briefing” program, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Schultz said he’s flirting with an independent presidential campaign that would motivate voters turned off by both parties. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • David Schwartz, of Bellevue, Wash., yells as he takes part in a protest outside a book-promotion event held by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he’s considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE — “Grande ego. Venti mistake”: That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle on Thursday after announcing that he’s mulling an independent run for president.