Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, has once again floated the idea that he would consider running for president.
“It really would take the exact right set of circumstances,” Cuban, who is also known for his role on the reality TV show “Shark Tank,” said in an interview with the New York Daily News before his Mavericks lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
“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,” Cuban said.
But he did add that “There’s a lot of uncertainty with what’s going on with the Mueller report, there’s a lot of things that have to be figured out before we know how 2020 is going to play out.
“But (running for president is) something that if circumstances were right I would.”
Cuban said if he did run, it would be 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,” Cuban told the Daily News.
In August 2017, Cuban similarly said of running for president: “I wouldn’t put it high on my list of probabilities, but we’ll see what happens.”
“I’m a big believer that you don’t just (run for president) to try to pretend to be a politician,” he said then. “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.”
The list of people who have taken steps toward or officially announced their candidacies for president in 2020 continues to grow.
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