Mark Cuban really thinks he should be president. It would not be surprising to see him run for the top job in the land after Trump wins another term.
He will not take on Trump because he knows something the rest of the Democrats either do not or will not admit.
None of them can beat Trump, not even Joe Biden. From Fox News: Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban said in an interview Tuesday that he doesn’t think any of the Democratic candidates for president right now can beat President Trump.
“Nobody right now,” Cuban said when asked which candidate has the best chance of dashing the president’s re-election hopes.
“Politicians are the least trusted of every profession,” the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks told CNBC. “If you look at why people voted for Donald Trump, in my opinion, first and foremost it was because he wasn’t a politician.”
Cuban also called the candidates’ campaign proposals “headline porn,” claiming none of the policies would be legislatively viable.
From CNBC: Mark Cuban left open the possibility of running for president, telling CNBC on Tuesday, “We’ll see.”
Cuban told CNBC’s Scott Wapner that some things would need to happen for him to be motivated to run in 2020, and if he did, it would be as an independent.
“We’ll see what happens. It would take the perfect storm for me to do it,” the billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner said. “There’s some things that could open the door, but I’m not projecting or predicting it right now.”
“I still think there’s a real opportunity for somebody who is in the middle but has some charisma, has the ability to relate to both sides but is not a politician. The reality is people don’t trust politicians,” Cuban said in the telephone interview on “Halftime Report. ”
Cuban said the more than 20 Democratic candidates so far are all politicians. “Politicians are the least trusted of every profession,” he said.
Cuban said none of the candidates stands out, not even former Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading the polls.
“I like Vice President Biden I think he’s smart and he could do a decent job, but I think it’s way too early to tell,” Cuban said.
Cuban said most of the Democratic proposals so far are just “headline porn.” “I don’t think they believe what they’re proposing is passable,” he said.
He said most of them include trickle-down taxation, which in his opinion “does not work.”
“I think that trickle-down economics is a failure. I think trickle-down taxation is just as big a failure,” Cuban said.