Barry Diller Says He'll Leave the U.S. if Donald Trump Becomes President

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The billionaire media mogul made the promise, while smiling, during an interview at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in New York on Tuesday.

Barry Diller says he might leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president.

The billionaire media mogul made the promise, while smiling, during an interview at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in New York on Tuesday.

"If Donald Trump doesn't fall, I'll either move out of the country or join the resistance," said Diller, before delving into the psychology of Trump and his supporters.

"It's a phenomenon of reality television as politics and I think that is how it started. Reality television, as you all know, is based on conflict," said Diller. "All he is is about conflict ... He's a self-promoting huckster who found a vein, a vein of meanness and nastiness."

He also said, though, that he'll never need to join the resistance or move to a different country because Trump won't win, said Diller, and he'd take any bet from anyone who thinks differently.

"He has no communication strategy except to be what he has always been — a nasty, mean person criticizing people and doing silly kind of showman stuff," said Diller, the CEO of IAC InterActiveCorp.

Diller has delved into politics with donations of various sizes to causes and candidates, usually Democrats, such as President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others. One exception was Republican Sen. John McCain.

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