President Donald Trump early Thursday tagged JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon as a "nervous mess," while responding to Dimon's claims on Wednesday that he is "smarter" than the president and could beat him in an election.
"The problem with banker Jamie Dimon running for president is that he doesn’t have the aptitude or 'smarts' & is a poor public speaker & nervous mess - otherwise he is wonderful," Trump tweeted. "I’ve made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy!"
During an event Wednesday morning, Dimon said he thinks he could defeat Trump, as he is "as tough as he is" and "smarter than he is."
But by noon, the bank sent out a statement from Dimon, walking back the comment.
“I should not have said it," he said. "I’m not running for president. Proves I wouldn’t make a good politician. I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems.”
Dimon had also told the crowd that he had "actually earned [my] money" and that it "wasn't a gift from daddy," lobbying yet another jab at Trump.
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