From the shark tank to the White House? Doesn’t really seem like too much of a leap …
Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban signaled his interest in running for U.S. president in a recent interview.
Speaking with “ViewPoint” podcast host and former South Carolina House of Representatives member Bakari Sellers, Cuban said he’s weighing the possibility in a run at the White House.
“Considering, yes. Ready to commit to it, no,” Cuban told Sellers.
“I’d like to think of myself as approaching it differently. I mentioned real briefly talking about health care. I mentioned real briefly talking about integrating equity into small business and having an impact on tax law, tax reform,” Cuban added. “If I can come up with solutions that I think people can get behind and truly solve problems, then it makes perfect sense for me to run. If it comes down to, do I think I can win because I can convince more people to vote for me, then no, I won’t run.”
Should Cuban decide to run in the 2020 election against current chief executive Donald Trump, it will probably make for an interesting race, as the two have had a contentious relationship. Last September, in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Cuban concocted a story about sitting front-row at a presidential debate, a lie that he later admitted was meant to “get under [Trump’s] skin and drive him crazy.”
Trump, for his part, took a shot at Cuban in February, dismissing Cuban as “not smart enough to run for president!”
Guess we might find out if that’s true or not after all.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 3, 2017