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Mark Cuban Says He's 'Considering' Presidential Run

Mark Cuban Says He's 'Considering' Presidential Run
Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 03 October 2017 04:08 PM

Billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during a podcast Tuesday said he is considering running for president in 2020.

"Mark, are you considering running for president of the United States?" former South Carolina Democratic state lawmaker Bakari Sellers asks Cuban on his podcast, "Viewpoint."

"Yes. Considering, yes," Cuban replied. "Ready to commit to it, no."

Cuban campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the election and has often exchanged public insults with President Donald Trump.

He has talked about running for office, but said last week during an interview with ESPN, he has "12, 18 months to decide."

"Just what happens in this country [will influence the decision]," Cuban reportedly said. "If there's a situation where I feel that I can provide the best answer, then yeah, I'll do it. If there's a situation where there's somebody else that's better, then I'll support them. I'm more concerned with what's best for this country than what's best for me."

Cuban says he will not run simply if he can "convince more people" to vote for him. He wants to have solutions for major issues like tax reform and healthcare he can get behind.

"It's not my all-time goal to be president," he told ESPN. "It's certainly not my aspiration to have a political office. I wouldn't run for any other office. Do I think I can be effective? Yes, but I have no desire to be a politician. If I did something, if I ran for office, if I ran for president, it would be because I thought I could have an impact.

"I wouldn't walk in saying, 'Let me get the Republican, or Democrat, or Independent, at that point, Congress to work with me.' I'd walk in with very specific programs that either the American people would support or not, and that would get me elected based off of actualities rather than promises. So, hopefully, I wouldn't be a traditional candidate from that respect."

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