It seems like reality TV stars are now inching their way to the White House. Shark Tank host, businessman, investor, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, did not shut down the idea of him running for the President of the United States in the 2020 election.
In an interview, he was asked whether he will challenge Pres. Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
“I am not shutting the idea down. However, it is not one of my dreams to become the President of the US,” Cuban answered, “Do I want to have influence? The only thing I love is to help entrepreneurs and help create jobs for the American people… I am good at my job. If I can continue what I love doing, then I am a happy man.”
During the previous election, Mark Cuban was a critic of former The Apprentice host and fellow billionaire, Donald Trump. Cuban was also vocal in his support for Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic rival. He was asked what he thinks about Trump and his presidency, and he seemed to be providing mixed messages.
According to him, “(Trump) has no leadership skills, no management skills, and he does not have good communication skills either.” Although these remarks are rather negative, he still gave the current President credit for the economy’s response during Trump’s first few months as the President.
“Obviously, Pres. Trump had an impact on the country’s economy, and he should be getting credit for that. People are believing in what he is doing for the tax front,” Cuban said.
The billionaire businessman Mark Cuban may think that Trump still has some good sides to him, but he is still one of the President’s chief critics. Cuban also teased journalists about a potential bid for the 2020 presidency.
When asked what his family thinks about his expanding political presence, Cuban answered that he already discussed with family members how he thinks Trump is a threat. He also said that his family knows the reasons why he has to be involved in the political scene of the country. Cuban knows that he can make an impact and if does not try, he will be left guessing forever. “We (referring to the American people and himself) are set to have a voice for the country’s future and a foundation to develop a platform.”
Mark Cuban was questioned about what changed on his thoughts about the presidency because last year he said ‘no,’ then lately he’s considering the position.
He said: “The obvious. I will only know what action to take depending on how things will play out in the next few years for the country.”
Cuban also said that he may receive hate emails, but they are quickly overshadowed by the positive ones. There may also be people who think his meddling with politics is bad for business or the Mavs, but for him, he is confident about his choices.