Mark Cuban is no fan of Donald Trump, both in style and often policy. As recently as last week Cuban Tweeted about Trump needing to read a book rather than criticize NFL players.
He may also try to do something about it, more than just donate money. Although he most likely will not.
The Dallas Mavericks’ owner was CNBC’s “Fast Money” and said he is thinking about running for president in 2020, but he would need his family on board with that idea.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is “actively considering” running for president in 2020, he said on Tuesday, but there is a “90 percent” chance the billionaire investor and entrepreneur won’t run…
“Based off what’s happening in the White House, based off what’s happening in the country and the world, we need better leadership. And I think I could do a better job,” he said. “But there’s a lot more to it than just thinking you can do a better job, and so I’m not ready to make the commitment.”
A lot can happen in the next three years. If a candidate emerged who could do a better job than him, Cuban said, he would support that person.
“It’s not my all-time dream to be president of the United States,” he said.
Cuban said that his wife is not a supporter of the idea, and that is what would hold him back.
Cuban, like Trump, does not fit into the traditional political molds. He is socially liberal and tends to side with Democrats on many issues, but as an entrepreneur comes at business with a “less is more” libertarian bent. He would likely run as a Democrat, but that could be a crowded field with a lot of politicians sensing an opportunity.