Mark Cuban Endorses Hillary Clinton: "I’m Ready to Vote for a True Leader"

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"Is there any bigger jagoff in the world than Donald Trump?" Cuban said Saturday at a rally in Pittsburgh.

Mark Cuban on Saturday spoke at a rally in Pittsburgh, endorsing Hillary Clinton and encouraging attendees to get out to vote. 

The Shark Tank star and businessman spoke a bit about growing up in Pittsburgh before moving on to Clinton and Donald Trump, saying that "in Hillary Clinton’s America, the American Dream is alive and well." 

“Companies and jobs, they won't be created by terrifying people, they’ll be created by inspiring people like Hillary Clinton does. Leadership is not yelling and screaming and intimidating,” Cuban said, referencing Trump. “You know what we call a person like that in Pittsburgh? A jagoff. Is there any bigger jagoff in the world than Donald Trump?”

Adding that he thinks Trump is “bluffing” his way through his campaign, Cuban commended Clinton’s political experience. “Thinking you know it all and thinking you can get all the information you need from watching TV shows … that doesn’t deserve a comment. Leadership is not a quality that’s instinctive. It comes from years of experience. It comes from making mistakes, it comes from learning from those mistakes.

“Leadership is creating consensus in our amazing country and letting everybody know that American exceptionalism and the American Dream are alive and well, that’s what leadership is. That’s who Hillary Clinton is,” he added. 

“So with that in mind, I’m ready to tell you that I’m ready to vote for a true leader," Cuban concluded. "I’m ready to vote for the American Dream. I’m ready to tell the world that I am here to endorse Hillary Clinton."

In June, Cuban told CNN's Don Lemon that he didn't completely take Trump seriously. "Anybody who continually refers to themselves in the third person, you almost have to dismiss most of what they're saying," said Cuban, who said he considers himself an Independent. 

During his June interview, Cuban also told CNN that he thought Trump may have a better chance of getting work done with Congress than Clinton. "If the Republicans continue to hold on to Congress, then they're going to do what they've done to Obama, but it's only going to be 1,000 times worse," he said.