Mark Cuban Questions If Trump Is Really a Billionaire
Mark Cuban questioned whether Donald Trump was even a billionaire to begin with on Wednesday.
The Hill reports:
Cuban said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is good at putting his name on big buildings in an interview on WABC’s “The Bernie and Sid Show,” BuzzFeed News reported.
“He’s good at that. Whether or not that’s made him a billionaire, I don’t know,” Cuban said. “He’s not transparent enough for us to actually know.”
Cuban also said that while Trump’s real estate projects might be successful, he doesn’t believe he’s “very good at brands for non-real estate products.”
“And, to me, it’s more a reflection of desperation,” Cuban said.
“So when you’re putting your name on steaks, and you’re putting your name on water, you’re putting your name on playing cards, you’re putting your name on all this nonsense, right? You’re not gonna make big bucks, no matter what. It’s not like Trump Steaks were gonna make him $100 million. It’s not like they were going make him $5 million.
“I asked, ‘What the hell are you doing? Are you that desperate for money?’ Seriously,” Cuban continued.
He said Trump doesn’t have the ability to say no if someone wants to write him a check.
“And I think that’s a huge problem.”
Cuban also said in the interview that he has more money than Trump.
“Before all the Trumpians jump on me on who has more money, the reason I know is when you file your federal election campaign reports, you have to list all your cash and liquid securities and bonds. You have to list them one by one. So we know without any question that as of May 27, Donald doesn’t have more than $165 million in cash and securities and bonds.
“And trust me, I’ve got a lot more than that in cash, securities and bonds,” he continued. “And so you know, I’m willing to bet dimes against dollars that that’s pretty much what he’s got.”
It’s not the first time Cuban has jabbed at Trump. In February, he said he’d make a better president.
Last month, Cuban also said he was open to being either Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton or Trump’s running mate.
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