Mark Cuban has been pretty politically open this presidential election, using Twitter as his primary tool to share reflections. When asked by major media outlets, he’s weighed in on the situation and given his thoughts about each candidate, at times praising both candidates and while other times being critical.
Friday he surprised some people when he tweeted out his presidential endorsement.
.@_LaLas_Land I will vote for Hillary and do my best to convince every one I know to vote for Hillary. You should to
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 30, 2016
Until recently, the Dallas Mavericks owner has been on the fence. He told Fox Business last month that if Hillary Clinton chose Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, he would vote for Donald Trump. Cuban also mentioned he was open to running as the VP pick for both political parties — describing himself as “fiercely independent.”
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The billionaire investor publicly stated last year that Trump was a breath of fresh air for politics, mentioning his candid responses to media questions and not giving prepared answers. Cuban even said that his preference was to be Republican, but he couldn’t because of the social stances the GOP takes:
The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership. They want dogma. They want conformity. They want to conserve their romanticized past. That’s a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better.
Even though Cuban and Trump are both billionaires, the Mavericks owner thinks the Clintons are better negotiators and smarter business people. A couple of days ago he tweeted out that because Trump had refused to release his tax returns, he believes Trump has actually made less money than the Clintons and is trying to hide it.