By Tucker Higgins, CNBC

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that he wasn't listening to those who said that a potential presidential bid as a "centrist independent" could boost President Donald Trump's re-election chances.

"Nobody wants to see Donald Trump removed from office more than me," Schultz said Monday night during an interview with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin in New York City that was interrupted by sporadic outbursts from protesters.

Sorkin asked Schultz what he would do if it appeared in the polls that his presidential bid, if he launched one, would assist Trump's electoral odds.

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The Happy Hamster
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Let's see how this plays out.