Mark Cuban embraces the role of troll when it comes to Donald Trump, and considering how Trump has so many trolls on his side, this seems fair. The Dallas Mavericks owner has enthusiastically endorsed Hillary Clinton while labeling Trump as a “jagoff.” He regularly tweets his disapproval of the real estate mogul, but Cuban upped his game a few weeks ago while delightedly fact-checking Eric Trump when he tried to pass off a fake rally photo.
Cuban also recently made Trump an irresistible offer, which arrived shortly after Trump insulted his intelligence when it comes to the stock market: “He’s really not smart enough.” Cuban also followed up by telling CNN’s New Day, “I think Donald Trump is an immediate and present threat to the security of this country.” He’s not messing around, either.
Cuban’s now pulling out a major troll move to break Trump’s game. He scored a front row seat at the first presidential debate, which will be held on Monday, September 26. The event will be moderated by Lester Holt and held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Cuban didn’t stumble onto this seat by accident but, instead, received an invitation from Hillary Clinton, as revealed by an aide: “He has the best seat we have access to.” The campaign is making no secret of their strategy: “He has proven to be singularly effective in making the case against Trump and for Clinton. That is why we invited him.”
Naturally, Cuban was absolutely thrilled to announce his Monday plans at what he’s calling the “Humbling at Hofstra.”
Will NBC cut to Cuban during the debate? Will there be a split screen featuring a stare down? There’s so much potential here for debate drama already, but with Cuban aiming to intimidate Trump from the front row, this could be amazing.