By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
Mark Cuban owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star on ABC’s Shark Tank, expressed interest in being either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump’s running mate in an interview with NBC on Sunday. He also might run for president in the next election cycle.
"If [Trump] asked me, I'd be like, 'Okay, Donald. That's great. Let's talk about it,” Cuban said. “But we're both going to have to dig in and really look and understand the issues so we can come up with solutions.”
When asked whether Trump has the right temperament to be president, Cuban responded, "It's possible for anybody to change, but I just don't see evidence that he wants to change."
Cuban also said that he would "absolutely" consider being Clinton's running mate. However, he said that would hope Clinton would "go more to the center."
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“Of course I would accept the meeting [with Clinton],” Cuban told reporters. “There is so much partisan and tribal politics, from not just those seeking office but potential voters as well, that we never get real attempts at solutions to problems,” Cuban explained.
Some people had floated his name as a potential 3rd party candidate but Cuban shut those rumors down. "There's not enough time, and it just wouldn't work," he said.
The billionaire investor did say, however, that he would consider potentially running for president in 2020 or 2024, depending on what happens in this election. “I go back and forth on it.” Cuban said, adding, “It’s not a decision to take lightly.”
Cuban said that Trump has "opened the door to non-traditional candidates."
"It's too early to tell," he said. "...There are so many variables that I don't have the answer to."
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