Mark Cuban used to like the Donald, that is…until he got to know him.
After that, he became a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter during the election. Ever since, he’s been trolling Trump every chance he gets.
In a recent speech at SXSW in Austin, Cuban attacked Trump mercilessly.
According to an article in The Dallas Morning News, Cuban was full of zingers for Trump. After referring to him as “the Zoolander president”, Cuban bemoaned the fact that instead of a tech-literate president, we wound up with one who hasn’t read a book in 30 years, can’t do a Google search on his own, and has an assistant print out his email.
“Just think how efficient he could be if he learned how to use a search engine.”
While Trump has struck back at Cuban, tweeting that he was “not smart enough to be president,” Cuban says that he finds Trump amusing:
“I love the guy because he’s the only human being who trolls himself and doesn’t know it,” he said.
He said Trump does not understand technology and so he can’t see how automation and artificial intelligence are changing the future of work and eliminating jobs, whether in farming or factories. “Whether it’s me or somebody else, there’s somebody who’s going to have to run who looks forward instead of acts like it’s 1975,” he said.
Cuban has sent mixed signals about a potential future presidential run. While he’s said it’s never been his dream to pursue politics, he also hasn’t ruled out a future bid for office. If he does, he’ll certainly raise the IQ level in the White House significantly from where it is now.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.