The Conservative owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, went on a radio show on Wednesday and tore up Donald Trump’s supposed abilities in business. Cuban has been a longtime vocal opponent of the now presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and he was even approached by fellow GOP opponents of Trump about launching a third party bid for the presidency. Cuban shot that idea down, though.
Cuban answered some questions about Donald Trump on WABC’s show with “Sid and Bernie.” He said:
‘I know what I’m good at and I know what I’m not good at. I’m not so sure Donald knows what he’s not good at. What he’s done well is put his name on big buildings. Whether or not that’s made him a billionaire, I don’t know. He’s not transparent enough for us to know. I think he’s good at branding real estate.’
And then Cuban spoke to the saga of all of the strange things that Trump has put his name on. Most of these things have hit the dust in terms of actual success. They include steaks, water bottles, playing cards, magazines, and even vodka. One thing Trump never seems to mention is what makes Trump water different from normal water. Is it just because it has Trump’s name on it? Cuban, along with most other reasonably sane people, just don’t see how scoring a series of strange and low key business successes translates into actually being a good businessman.
‘So when you’re putting your name on steaks, and you’re putting your name on water, you’re putting your name on playing cards, you’re putting your name on all this nonsense, right? You’re not gonna make big bucks, no matter what. It’s not like Trump Steaks were gonna make him $100 million. It’s not like it was gonna make him $5 million. I asked, “what the hell are you doing? Are you that desperate for money?” Seriously. He just doesn’t have that ability to say no if someone’s going to write him a check.’
The thing is, Trump voters don’t care about any of this. Trump might be a financial buffoon, wallowing in lawsuits, but that doesn’t matter to the people behind him. He feeds their closeted impulses, just like legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud alleged were there all along. In this case, however, the impulses aren’t sexual — they’re racist.
And this man and his followers are coming for the White House, or at least trying to, in the November election.
Take a listen to the radio interview below. It is in two parts.