Anyone who knows anything about billionaire Mark Cuban is well aware of the fact that he’s not exactly afraid to say what’s on his mind. While I don’t always agree with some of the things he says, I do respect the fact that he’s at least willing to be honest about what he thinks.
Well, during a recent interview with Extra, Cuban had some rather harsh (and hilarious) words to say about Donald Trump.
“You know what? It’s rare that you see someone get stupider before your eyes, but he’s really working at it,” Cuban said. “You have to give him credit. It’s a difficult thing to do, but he’s accomplished it.”
He was also asked whether or not he’s had any contact with the presumptive GOP presidential candidate.
“He sent me an email when I started picking on him,” Cuban answered. “What happened was I really didn’t like Ted Cruz, so I started helping Donald, tried to encourage him, ’cause I thought he’d be, and to this day thought he’d be a better candidate than Ted Cruz. But at some point, you’ve got to start learning and understanding the issues, you know? Donald has been at this a year but you don’t look at him and say, ‘Wow, he’s gotten so much smarter on this topic or that topic.’ In fact, you look at him and say, ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ That’s not good for America.”
After mockingly saying that he can’t name one “good deal” Trump has actually done, Cuban went on to state that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee would be “kicked out of Shark Tank so fast, it would make your head spin.”
While I agree with most of what Cuban said, I would push back a bit on saying Trump has been a better candidate at some point. He seems to be more forceful (especially here lately) at pushing his ignorance, but I’m not seeing much difference in the Donald Trump we see today and the same man who called most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals when he launched his campaign last year.
But I do find his comments about Trump’s business record rather telling. As a verified and legitimate billionaire and businessman, for Cuban to take direct shots at Trump’s business acumen is a pretty big statement. Trump sells himself as some sort of genius in the business world, but when you get right down to it, he seems to be more of a con man who’s done a fantastic job selling his last name as a brand more than anything else.
That’s basically what Trump has done throughout his entire campaign. He’s sold a brand full of bold promises aimed at pandering to certain groups of ignorant people — yet he’s not really offering rational, substantive or tangible solutions to anything.
I think Mark Cuban summed up Trump’s campaign best when he said that “The Donald” has managed to somehow “get stupider” before our very eyes.
Watch the interview below via Extra:
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