Billionaire Flame War: Trump Just Randomly Attacked Mark Cuban

Billionaire Flame War: Trump Just Randomly Attacked Mark Cuban
At 8:30 am on Sunday, February 12, President Trump decided to get into an unprompted twitter war with another billionaire.
One hour later, Cuban sent out his first reply:
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Now, this whole situation is deeply troubling for many reasons, but I think the The New York Times said it best:

“The morning after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the sea, apparently to test President Trump’s resolve in his first days in office, the new commander in chief wanted to make one thing very clear to the world: Mark Cuban, the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner, was not smart enough to have his job.”

We all know there are clearly more important things for the President to focus on right now, so why did Trump choose to send this message now?

Honestly, no one’s really sure. Personally, I’m assuming one of his advisors said he needed to comment on the “Cuban situation“, and Trump just immediately assumed they were talking about Mark… The Dallas Mavericks’ owner, however, has a different theory.
In an email, Cuban told The Huffington Post that:
“Someone close to [President Trump] told me it was a NYPost article saying I was a 2020 threat. That’s all I know.”
While all of this is speculation, it is known is that the two men have a long and fraught relationship. You can read all about that in our piece “Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Seriously Dislikes Donald Trump“; suffice it to say, the conflict seems to originate from a difference of opinion.
Basically, Cuban thinks that Trump is impulsive, that his policies are not well thought out and that he projects a bad image of Americans to the rest of the world. Cuban has also claimed that President Trump is nowhere near as rich as he claims to be. On the other hand, President Trump believes that he is “very rich”, “would be the best for women”, “was always the best athlete” and has “a great relationship with the blacks”.
Which one of them is right? You be the judge.

[Main photo via Flickr user Keith Allison.]

2 Responses to "Billionaire Flame War: Trump Just Randomly Attacked Mark Cuban"

  1. David Peevers   Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    My wife and I ex-patted to Germany years before the Trumper was even a gleam in the eyes of the KKK. Now we watch from afar – and in horror! – as the American political system enters the final act of its rapidly metastasizing, ritual seppuku. Our current Commander in Thief is the perfect ‘second’ to ensure that – after the blood and guts are spilled – he will gladly be there to cut off its head. And then serenely sail off to Mar El Largo to hawk his daughter’s extremely discounted lines of fashion.

  2. suziQ   Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I’m surprised Mark Cuban allowed himself to be drawn into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.