Trump-Cuban 2016? ‘Shark Tank’ Star Would Consider It

Move over Sarah Palin, The Donald could have a different running mate for presidential run

Mark Cuban would definitely consider joining Donald Trump’s ticket, should the real-estate magnet win the nomination.

The Dallas Mavericks owner told Business Insider on Thursday, “Would I consider? Yes.”

But, the “Shark Tank” star said he would probably not end up accepting the offer.

“Would I do it? Probably not,” he continued. “I’m not cut out for politics. At least [the] way they are now. Maybe in the future if Trump truly impacts how the game is played.”

Cuban also said that Trump’s presidential bid is changing the game thanks to his tell-it-like-it-is approach.

“Up until Trump announced his candidacy the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run,” Cuban said. “You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed. In other words, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run. Smart people who didn’t want their families put under the media spotlight wouldn’t run. The Donald is changing all of that. He has changed the game and for that he deserves a lot of credit.”

Cuban also discussed the controversies surrounding Trump’s 2016 campaign, including his racially charged comments on Mexican immigrants and his criticism of Sen. John McCain’s war record.

“I don’t care what his actual positions are,” Cuban said. “I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”

On Monday, Trump appeared on Sarah Palin’s Mama Grizz Radio’s “The Palin Update” when he was asked whether he would consider appointing the former Alaska governor to an executive-branch position.

“I’d love that,” Trump said. “She’s really somebody who knows what’s happening. She’s a special person. She’s really a special person. And I think people know that and she’s got a following that’s unbelievable.”