WATCH: Howard Schultz says he can't be a spoiler candidate for 2020 because the 'system is already broken'
Howard Schultz. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

On Tuesday, during a CNN town hall, potential presidential candidate, Howard Schultz, argued against a two-party political system.


"If you choose to run in 2020, you will have to convince millions of Americans that a vote for you is not a vote for Donald Trump. Why is this the time, with considerable risk of contributing to his re-election to try something new?" Alex Lammers, a student at Rice University asked.

"We all know something is not quite right. And so when I look at the situation, I have a strong belief that it's time to disrupt the two-party system, that it's broken, that is based on revenge politics. And now people have asked me, 'how could you win?' And I think this is a very important point," Schultz answered.

CNN host Poppy Harlow then followed up and asked if Schultz would drop out if it looks like his run is aiding another win for Trump.

"Yes or no, is there any world in which you run as a Democrat?" she asked.

"No. I didn't even have to think about that. And I have nothing against the Democratic Party, I just don't feel represented," he said.

"If you run, Mr. Schultz, and if you look at the polls in the fall of 2020 and it looks like you are going to be a spoiler like you will get president Trump re-elected, will you drop off the race?" Harlow asked.

"Okay, a very important question, so let's clarify this right now, right here, on national TV, on CNN. First off, the issue of being a spoiler, how can you spoil a system that is already broken?" he said.

"It's just not working? So now, what I've said publicly and I want to repeat, if the math doesn't tally up when I get through the next three or four months, and I take my message out to the American people and I continue to talk this way about how concerned I am about the country and how much I think we can do so much better under a different process," he said.

Adding, "If the numbers don't add up, I will not run for president, because I will not do anything, whatsoever, to re-elect Donald no one wants to see him fired more than me."

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