“ ‘Donald Trump doesn’t want to run a country. He wants to run a campaign. Joe Biden actually wants to run a country.’ ”
That was billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban explaining why he’s voting for Joe Biden over President Trump in November.
The “Shark Tank” host with a net worth of $4.3 billion, according to Forbes, backed the presumptive Democratic nominee while speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. As Hannity pressed him on whether Biden “has the strength, the stamina, the mental acuity, the alertness to be taking on what is the toughest job in the world, being the president of the United States,” Cuban responded, “One hundred percent. Absolutely.”
Cuban listed the Affordable Care Act as former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Biden’s “biggest accomplishment,” adding that “it’s unfortunate the [Trump administration is] trying to dismantle it.”
The Trump administration is pushing for a total repeal of the ACA, and is backing a lawsuit against it that’s set to go before the Supreme Court this fall. The latest suit argues that the “individual mandate” that Americans buy health insurance is unconstitutional.
Cuban also praised Biden’s support for entrepreneurs like himself. “The one event in the White House that Joe Biden put on and spoke about his support for entrepreneurship is one more event than he [Trump] has ever done for entrepreneurs in the White House or anywhere else,” he said.
Cuban backed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election but has also served Trump in an advisory role on his “Opening Our Country” economic council in April.
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Watch the interview below, via a tweet from former Trump ally and aide Anthony Scaramucci, who endorses Cuban’s comment with the word “Bingo”:
Originally published on MarketWatch