A town hall attendee asked Howard Shultz why the former Starbucks CEO is qualified to be president.
Here's how he responded:
"I think my qualifications is my life experience. I grew up in public housing in Brooklyn, New York, in the projects. When I was 7 years old, my father came home from work, injured on the job, lost his health insurance, lost workman's compensation, and we were destitute as a family. I lived through the shame and the understanding of what it means to be in fear of no health insurance and no money. I took that experience and it provided me a lens of how I would see the world and how I would try to build my company."
He added that the US has "lost a sense of leadership in both parties" and "lost a sense of understanding about the values and the conscience of the country."
"The reason I'm here tonight and the reason I've stepped up is because I'm concerned about your children, my children, my grandchildren, and the future of the country," Schultz said. "I know we can do better than this."