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Mark Cuban Is ‘Considering’ a Presidential Run (Audio)

”I’d like to think of myself as approaching it differently,“ the Dallas Mavericks owner says of potential White House bid

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.