Most of the Democratic proposals are just “headline porn” as the candidates do not themselves believe that what they are proposing is passable, Cuban said in a Tuesday interview with CNBC. The billionaire suggested that none of the candidates stands out, not even former Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading the polls.
“I like Vice President Biden. I think he’s smart and he could do a decent job, but I think it’s way too early to tell,” Cuban said.
“If you look at why people voted for Donald Trump, in my opinion, first and foremost it was because he wasn’t a politician,” he noted.
Cuban also added that most of the Democratic candidates include “trickle-down taxation” in their programs, which in his opinion “does not work.”
Asked whether he is planning to run for president, Cuban left the possibility open. He told CNBC’s Scott Wapner that some things would need to happen for him to be motivated to run in 2020, and if he did, it would be as an independent.
“We’ll see what happens. It would take the perfect storm for me to do it,” the Dallas Mavericks owner said. “There’s some things that could open the door, but I’m not projecting or predicting it right now.”
Cuban isn’t the first billionaire businessman mulling an independent bid for the White House in 2020. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz also announced in January he was considering becoming a candidate, however, he has not made any known concrete moves so far.