Mark Cuban, a Democratic billionaire, is eyeing the presidential run in 2020. Taking note from Donald Trump’s win, he seems to think that he has a good chance to win.
Cuban told Harvey Levin during an interview with TMZ, “I think we are going into a time where you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people and I think I qualify on each of those now whether or not I will do it, it’s a big decision.”
Levin has since commented on Cuban and his possible run, stating that Cuban understands people. He said, “I think Mark Cuban connects and fires on all cylinders with the common man and woman.”
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Cuban made his fortune through the sale of the successful startup Broadcast.com in the 1990s. In 2000, the entrepreneur introduced himself to the National Basketball Association by purchasing the Dallas Mavericks franchise for $285 million from H. Ross Perot Jr.
Levin said, “This guy dominated the computer business. He dominated sports. I mean he completely changed the NBA and understood fans like no other owner did. So I gotta tell you, I think Mark Cuban is a triple threat in a presidential election.”
Levin also revealed which political party the Mavericks owner would choose.
“He tells me which party he is going to run, if he runs, I know and that’s a big deal because you think about it, is he going to challenge Donald Trump in the primaries or is he going to run against him in the general. He answers it,” he said.
When pressed by Levin that the billionaire sounded more like a presidential candidate than an NBA owner, Cuban said, he is simply “a concerned American citizen.”
Cuban concluded, “I wouldn’t run unless I have solutions. If I have solutions then I have something to offer.”