Mark Cuban Says Trump Wants To ‘Run A Campaign,’ Biden Wants To Run A Country

June 24, 2020 9:00 a.m.

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said in “Fox News” interview on Tuesday night that President Trump wants to run a campaign, not a country.

“Donald Trump doesn’t want to run a country, he wants to run a campaign.” Cuban told Fox News commentator Sean Hannity on Tuesday. “Joe Biden actually wants to run a country.”

Hannity asked Cuban to back up the Democratic presidential nominee’s record on policing issues and racial justice, touting the iron fist-type criminal justice reform that Trump has made a selling point in his campaign for reelection.

The Fox News host also criticized Biden for his lengthy “50-year” legacy as a lawmaker who in his view has not accomplished much to those ends.  “So tell me what Joe has done that you’re proud of, that qualified him to be president after 50 years,” Hannity said.

Cuban countered by clarifying that much of Biden’s career was spent as a senator, suggesting that the same argument could be made for any Republican senator in office today. Cuban said the case for what Biden could achieve as president was another matter. He applauded the former vice president for his efforts to expand healthcare through the Affordable Care Act  criticizing Trump for trying to undo those efforts “with no replacement.”

This was not the first time the entrepreneur has cone out against the president. In an earlier interview with Hannity in May, Cuban said that although Trump is arguably the most powerful man in the world he regularly “plays the victim card” by blaming Democrats and taking fault with the media.

Hannity contrasted Trump’s accomplishments with Obama’s, lauding the president for wins that occurred before the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country. The Fox news host said that the ravaged economy has show some signs of revival due to recent and contested dips in unemployment in reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May.

In a no nonsense reply, Cuban offered the analogy of celebrating a dwindling bank account balance.

“When your bank account goes from $10 to $1, and then all of a sudden it goes to $2, you can say you doubled your bank account, but you’re still down 80 percent,” Cuban said.

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