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"I think we're all rightfully concerned about the promise of the country and the American dream. I think this election cycle has unfortunately created such divisiveness and vitriolic behavior, the likes of which we probably have never seen before," Schultz said in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow.

"I'm hopeful that after the election, and hopefully Hillary Clinton will be elected president, that we will begin to see a level of unity and people coming together."

Schultz said in the interview he's "optimistic and positive" about the future of the country.

"And mainly because I have such faith and confidence in the American people," he said.

Asked if he was officially endorsing Clinton for president, Schutlz responded: "I guess I just did."

Schultz said the Democratic nominee has the "life experience" and "professional experience" to serve as president, according to CNN.

He endorsed President Obama for president in 2008 and 2012 and describes himself as a "life-long Democrat."