Billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban said last week he would vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton if the election were held today. But now the outspoken businessman said Sunday he would be open to the possibility of being the vice president for either candidate, Donald Trump or Clinton.
On NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Todd quoted Cuban as saying he would consider being Clinton’s VP as long as she allowed him to “throw bombs at Trump.” Todd then asked Cuban if he would listen to Clinton if she did in fact approach him.
“Absolutely,” Cuban said. “But the key would be that she’d have to go more to center. I like the fact that Senator Clinton has thought out proposals. That’s a good thing because at least we get to see exactly where she stands.”
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Cuban said candidate Bernie Sanders’ socialist proposals have driven Clinton more to the left than he’s comfortable with but added, “If she’s willing to listen, if she’s willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I’m wide open to discussing it.”
Todd asked Cuban if he would be open to joining Trump on the Republican ticket, as well. Cuban responded positively again saying, “I’d have the same conversation for Donald … And he’s listening to everybody, which is fine on the surface. But what’s also happening is it’s coming across as if he’s proposing things based off the last person he talks to. ‘Oh, you need to, you know, unite the conservatives and here are 11 people to propose for Supreme Court justice,”” Cuban said.
Cuban accused Trump of touting policies that are unclear or undecided, a recurrent theme of Trump critics. “I bet you if you asked him about any one of them and then to discuss any one of their findings, he wouldn’t be able to do it. And to me, that’s a problem,” he said. “And so if he asked me, I’d be, like, ‘OK, Donald. That’s great. Let’s talk about it. But we’re both going to have to dig in and really look and understand the issues so we can come up with solutions.'”
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