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2016 Presidential Election: Mark Cuban Says He Can Beat Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

First Posted: Sep 14, 2015 11:57 AM EDT
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave his take on the upcoming 2016 election, and his own possible presidential run.

According to CNBC, Cuban is considering a run for president. Cuban went on to say that he could beat both presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

When asked if he was considering a run for president, Cuban stated, "I get asked every day. It's a fun idea to toss around. If I ran as a Dem, I know I could beat Hillary Clinton. And if it was me vs. Trump, I would crush him. No doubt about it."

Cuban, who is known for being the most flamboyant owner in the league, isn't afraid to speak his mind on certain issues. He has been fined on numerous occasions by the NBA for his criticisms of referees during basketball games. According to Fortune, he has paid about $1.9 million dollars in fines during his reign as Mavericks owner.

Fortune noted Cuban seems to be afraid of the challenges of being president of the United States. He stated, "Whether it's someone like me, or a Trump, the first time someone dies because of a decision the president made, I think all that bluster goes out the window."

In an era in which billionaires are running for president without any political experience, it would be interesting to see how Cuban would launch his campaign. Billionaire Donald Trump is currently leading all Republican candidates with 32 percent of the votes, according to a recent poll.

Billionaires like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Snapchat's Evan Spiegel both could have interests in running for president, but neither of them are 35 years old yet. Forbes reports that out of all the billionaires in the United States, 12 are too young to run for president.

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