Billionaire, sports team owner, and outspoken on just about every subject; Mark Cuban thinks he could be the next President Trump, and says he could use the commander-in-chief’s own party to do it.
The Dallas Mavericks owner and ‘Shark Tank’ host told Fox News Sunday night that if he runs for the White House, he would do so as a Republican.
“I think there’s a place for somebody who’s socially a centrist but I’m very fiscally conservative,” Cuban said.
Mark Cuban, who has turned out to be a frequent Trump critic, confirmed that he is actively looking into the possibility of going into politics, noting that the chance he will do so is about a four out of 10.
Cuban was profiled on the Fox News Channel show “OBJECTified” Sunday night, and he declared which party he’d choose if he were to run … he says it’d be Republican.
The billionaire says he’s still deciding whether he’ll throw his hat in the ring, and that a lot depends on whether his wife is down with the run.
Cuban had actually supported Trump early on in the last race but soured on him — Cuban felt he wasn’t serious about understanding important issues. He became a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton in the general.
“We’re going into an era where people want someone who comes up with solutions,” he said.
“I think we’re going into a time where you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people at a base level and appreciate what they’re going through — and I think I qualify on each of those.”
Cuban is not the only person believed to be looking at a primary challenge to the President, with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse often mentioned in such discussions.
Rumors also surfaced in August about a potential “unity ticket” with Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich the presidential candidate and Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper his vice president, though Kasich denied the claims.
The Mavericks owner is also not the only billionaire with a household name who has been touted as a 2020 possibility after Trump showed them that the highest office in the land is no experience required.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg prompted speculation about his own run with a visit to Iowa this summer, though his potential political party is unclear.
Here is the Video from TMZ
Here is the Full episode of Objectified from Fox News: