DALLAS - Businessman, billionaire and Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban isn’t running for president, but said he's open to being a vice president. He said someone just has to ask.
Cuban said it’s too late for him to run as a third party or independent candidate for president. However, he'd consider either side of the aisle for a possible vice presidential run.
During media interviews Sunday Cuban spoke critically of both candidates.
He said Trump is taking too many outside opinions into account and doesn't understand the issues. He told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he thinks Trump is “proposing things based off the last person he talked to.”
“I'm an independent and I'm fiercely independent and think for myself and I'd have the same conversation for Donald,” Cuban said. “I think Donald has a real chance to win and that's scary to a lot of people.”
As for Clinton, Cuban said she's gone too far left on topics like college tuition, which could hurt the economy.
“I like the fact that Senator Clinton has thought out proposals,” he said. ”That's a good thing because we get to see exactly where she stands.”
Clinton responded by saying she is very interested and appreciates his openness to running.
Cuban also said if he doesn't end up as vice president, he'd consider running for president in 2020 or 2024.