Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says He May Still Run For President In 2020
Mark Cuban is still floating around the idea of possibly running for president in 2020.
In an interview with Fox News, the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner said he is considering running for president in 2020.
“I said I’m not ruling it out,” Cuban wrote in an email to Fox News. “But the tea leaves would have to align perfectly.”
This comes after Monday night’s game between the Maverick’s and the Brooklyn Net’s in which the Shark Tank star spoke with the New York Daily News about the possibility of him entering the political game.
“It really would take the exact right set of circumstances,” he told the New York Daily News at the time. “I haven’t decided anything yet. We’ll see what happens. It all comes down to how things play out. It’s not something I feel like I have to do.”
“There’s a lot of uncertainty with what’s going on with the [Robert] Mueller report. There’s a lot of things that have to be figured out before we know how 2020 is going to play out,” he continued. “But it’s something that if circumstances were right I would do.”
Cuban also revealed that if he were to run for president, he would do so as an independent.
“If you have a message that people want to hear and will grab onto, it doesn’t matter if you’re an independent or in one of the two main parties,” he explained.
Last year in August, Cuban similarly hinted at the possibility of running for office, though it wasn’t at the top of his list of priorities.
“I wouldn’t put it high on my list of probabilities, but we’ll see what happens,” he said at the time.
“I’m a big believer that you don’t just (run for president) to try to pretend to be a politician,” he continued. “You have to have solutions, and I’m working on some projects that if I think they can turn into solutions, then yeah, I’ll do it. If I don’t think I have the right answers, then I won’t.”