Billionaire Mark Cuban fed the frenzy on his possible run for president in 2020 during an in-depth interview on Fox News Objectified. He said that if he runs for president, he will “probably” run as a Republican.
The host of the interview, Harvey Levin, pressed Cuban on his political aspirations. The questions caused the entrepreneur to deliver a candidate like speech on issues that American’s face.
“We’re going into an era where people want someone who comes up with solutions. I think we’re going into a time where you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people at a base level and appreciate what they’re going through — and I think I qualify on each of those,” said Cuban.
Cuban did admit that a possible run for president is “a big decision,” one that he has not made yet. When asked about the potential for a run on a scale of 1-to-10, he said he was at a “four.”
“Considering, yes. Made a decision? Far from it,” said Cuban.
When he was asked about party affiliation, the Shark Tank star described himself as “fiercely independent.” But Levin was able to force Cuban off his non-partisan fence and admit that he would most likely run as a Republican.
“[I’ll] Probably [run as a] Republican… Because I think there’s a place for somebody who’s socially a centrist but I’m very fiscally conservative,” said Cuban.
Cuban seemed comfortable talking about political issues, such as the way technology is changing the job market and solutions to America’s health care woes. He also advocated for “making government smaller,” but not in the “old traditional Republican” manner.
When Cuban was asked about his family’s thoughts on his potential run, Cuban said, “My kids love it, my wife hates it.”
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