Billionaire investor and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban appeared on one of US President Donald Trump’s favourite Fox News shows Wednesday night and tore into the constant complaints coming from the White House.
Given that Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, he initially spoke with Sean Hannity about how sports could return amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to the president ― and the exchange got a little heated.
“This is what really bothers me about the president: He’s the most powerful man in the world and he always plays the victim card: ‘The Dems are out to get me, the media is out to get me,’” Cuban said. “You’ve got to be the leader, you’ve got to be the strongest man in the game and he just hasn’t shown that strength.”
Hannity interjected that “they” spied on Trump, but Cuban wouldn’t let him change the subject.
“Who cares?” Cuban shot back. “He’s the most powerful man in the world. Be powerful, be a leader, set an example.”
Earlier in the interview, the two sparred over the administration’s response to the pandemic. Hannity noted that Cuban supports former Vice President Joe Biden, and said: “Tell me all the things that Bunker Joe did on coronavirus that you admire, then I’ll tell you what I think Trump did that I admire.”
But Cuban noted that Biden isn’t the president and has no role at all in the government.
“You can’t really put him in that category,” Cuban said, then shared some specific details about the Trump administration’s shortcomings.
Check out more of their conversation below: