Mark Cuban says he talks to Steve Bannon over content from
time to time.
The billionaire pronounced he doesn’t “have a problem meeting
and articulate to” Bannon given we have to “get past all of this
Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban told Business Insider on
Friday that he and Steve Bannon, the former White House chief
strategist for President Donald Trump, sell content messages
spasmodic given it’s critical to speak “to both sides” and
“find some common ground.”
Cuban was responding to a Daily Beast story
published Friday that pronounced Bannon and Cuban have discussed
the billionaire’s probable 2020 bid for the presidency, with
Bannon suggesting he should run as a Democrat.
Cuban, the owners of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC’s
“Shark Tank,” pronounced Bannon did “not directly” advise to the
billionaire that he should run in 2020 as a Democrat. He
mentioned an Oct speak with TMZ
in which Bannon pronounced Cuban would be taken seriously as a
presidential claimant if he ran “as a Democrat,” but not if he
ran as a Republican.
“He pronounced it in an interview,” Cuban said. “Not directly to me.”
Cuban combined that he and Bannon “haven’t talked” given a meeting
the span had at the King Cole Bar in New York City’s St. Regis
Hotel two weeks after Trump’s election feat last fall. Cuban
did not discuss what the span discussed then.
“We trade brief texts every now and then but that’s it,” Cuban
said. “All that said, we don’t have a problem assembly and talking
to him. If we wish to get past all of this divisive tribalism,
it’s going to take someone articulate to both sides and trying to
find some common ground.”
Four sources informed with the pair’s conversations told The
Beast that the two have been in hold for months discussing
Cuban’s probable 2020 bid, which he has teased at length for
months. The sources pronounced Bannon speedy Cuban to run as a
Bannon did not return requests for criticism from Business Insider.
“They speak regularly,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump confidant close
to Bannon, told the outlet. “They’re very similar. They have a
lot of synergy there. Even when [Steve] went to work for Trump,
Mark would be interviewed and contend good things about Steve.”
Cuban took to Twitter after emailing with Business Insider to
criticism on The
Beast’s essay and ask his followers,
“How do we finish the tribalism in the country?”
Talk of Cuban’s 2020 bid is ramping up
Cuban has regularly teased reporters about a probable 2020
presidential run via much of 2017. He has ramped up that
conjecture in new weeks.
At The New York Times’ DealBook discussion in New York Thursday,
Cuban pronounced if he were to make a bid for the White House, it would
be eccentric of the two major parties. But the billionaire said
in a new Fox News speak that if he were to run for
boss in 2020, it would “probably” be as a Republican.
At the Thursday
conference, Cuban pronounced the reason because he hasn’t committed to
using in 2020, a awaiting he has teased for months, is because
of concerns about how a run would impact his family. Asked what
his wife says when he brings up the thought of using for
president, Cuban pronounced she “asked me if we wish to stay married,”
adding that he doesn’t know if he’ll be means to convince her.
“But we consider we have a year to find out,” he said.
coming at an Atlanta discussion last month, Cuban pronounced if
he “was single” he’d “definitely be running.”
An Aug poll
showed Cuban heading Trump in a impending 2020 race. The
survey, from the left-leaning polling organisation Public Policy Polling,
showed Cuban, using as the Democratic presidential nominee,
with a tiny 42% to 38% corner over Trump.
“These are always entertaining,” Cuban told Business Insider
in an email at the
time. “As we have pronounced before, we would only run if we can come
up with solutions for healthcare, the predicament of operative families,
and shortening the highlight levels of the country. It’s possible.
When we have something to offer, we will.”