Yes, we know. Donald Trump is a billionaire white guy, and so is mercurial Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. For most, that should be plenty for at least a congenial relationship. But after Cuban called Trump a “paper tiger” a couple of weeks ago, the seeds of discord between the filthy wealthy were sown.
Except, that’s not what happened. If anything, there’s now a mutual respect veering toward a possible friendship. So, how the hell did this happen? Eli Langer of CNBC relayed some rather complimentary remarks Cuban wrote about Trump on that ubiquitous Cyber Dust account. It seems Donald’s brain farts are actually endearing to Cuban, who is tired of the scripted nature of politics.
After writing that Trump was “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long time,” Cuban’s gushing continued, as transcribed by Langer:
“I don’t care what his actual positions are,” Cuban wrote. “I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”
“Up until Trump announced his candidacy, the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run,” Cuban wrote. “You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed. In other words, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run. Smart people who didn’t want their familiar put under the media spotlight wouldn’t run.”
Even last week, Cuban was already wading into the legislative waters, opining about how tired he was of political correctness on Colin Cowherd’s now defunct ESPN show.