Mark Cuban Leaves Door Open to 2020 Run: ‘Nobody’ in the Race Now Can Beat Trump


Billionaire Mark Cuban said yesterday that “nobody” currently running in 2020 has a chance of beating President Donald Trump in 2020, while also leaving the door open for his own entry into the race.

“We’ll see what happens. I’ve said it many times, it would take the perfect storm for me to do it,” the Dallas Mavericks owner told CNBC’s Scott Wapner after being asked about his personal interest in the race.

“There are some things that could open the door, but I’m not projecting or predicting it right now,” he added in the phone interview. “I still think there’s a real opportunity for somebody who is in the middle but has some charisma, has the ability to relate to both sides but is not a politician. The reality is people don’t trust politicians.”

When asked by Wapner who “on the Democratic side has the best chance against President Trump,” Cuban replied, “Nobody right now.”

“If you look at why people voted for Donald Trump, in my opinion, first and foremost it was because he wasn’t a politician,” he continued. “If you look at the Democratic field, it’s all politicians. Politicians are the least trusted of every profession.”

While noting that it is “too early to tell,” Cuban, who said he would run as an independent if he did enter the race, against insisted that “nobody [in the Democratic field] really stands out even though Biden is leading the polls.” He also accused most of the 20 Democratic candidates of just seeking “headline porn” in their campaigning rather than proposing realistic policies.

“I don’t think they believe what they’re proposing is passable,” Cuban said.

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma