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Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban has expressed his interest in joining the political fray.
In a recent interview on the Viewpoint podcast, hosted by former Democratic South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers, the Dallas Mavericks owner was asked if he was considering a run at the U.S. presidency.
“Yes. Considering, yes. Ready to commit to it, no,” Cuban told Sellers when asked of his interest in running for the highest political office in America.
“I like to think of myself as approaching it differently,” Cuban continued. “If I can come up with solutions that people can truly get behind and truly solve problems, then it makes perfect sense for me to run. If it comes down to do I think I can win because I can convince more people to vote for me, then no, I won’t run.”
Sellers told Cuban that friends of his had thrown Cuban’s hat into the ring alongside former Vice President Joe Biden as candidates for the 2020 election cycle. Cuban has never held a public office.
Listen to the clip below.
Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Tuesday during a panel with David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Communications, Cuban didn’t deny his interest in running. “Only if David is my VP. I don’t know. We’ll see. We’ll see,” he said.
Oct. 3, 5:29 p.m. Updated to include Cuban’s comments at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit
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