Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban: ‘Nobody’ can beat Trump ‘right now’
Billionaire “Shark” and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban told CNBC that none of the 22 Democratic candidates for president in 2020 has a shot at taking the office from President Donald Trump.
When asked by CNBC’s Scott Wapner which of the Democrats have the best shot at beating Trump, Cuban replied, “Nobody right now.”
“I think what people are missing is, if you look at why people voted for Donald Trump … it was because he wasn’t a politician,” Cuban said, “If you look at the Democratic field, it’s all politicians. And politicians are the least trusted of all professions.”
Cuban said the proposals the current crop of Democratic candidates are making are basically just “headline porn to get attention.”
Of the Dems on the list, Cuban said he was most partial to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I like (him). I think he’s smart. I think he could do a decent job, but I think it’s still way too early to tell,” he said.
Wapner asked Cuban whether the Dallas Mavericks owner was still mulling a run himself.
“We’ll see. We’ll see what happens,” he said. “It would take the perfect storm for me to do it.”
Cuban did say if he ran for president, he would do so as an independent.
“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,” Cuban said.
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Cuban has been floating the concept of him as a candidate for a while. Just a few months ago, Cuban told the New York Daily News he wasn’t ruling anything out.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .