Mark Cuban: The Enormity Of Trump’s Negative Media Coverage Is ‘Of His Own Making’

10.30.16 1 month ago 8 Comments

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In nine days, the Election Day shall finally arrive and not a moment too soon. Folks are burnt out on reading about Donald Trump, and the media isn’t exactly enjoying the nonstop, one-man domination either. One person who isn’t exhausted is Clinton supporter Mark Cuban, who continues to find much joy in practically haunting the real estate mogul’s presidential bid.

The Dallas Mavericks owner visited with Fox’s Howie Kurtz, who asked Cuban for his thoughts on the “overwhelmingly negative” stories that plague the Republican presidential nominee. Trump perpetually complains about this phenomenon — as if he simply doesn’t understand why the media pounces upon his own negative rhetoric about minorities and women. Well, Cuban holds no sympathy and says this is all Trump’s fault:

“Well, that’s of his own making, isn’t it? If you’re going to say the things that he says, and if you’re going to make the flippant comments that he makes, you’re going to get covered. I mean, all he had to do was shut up nine out of ten times and the coverage would be distinctly different. That’s just not something he’s capable of doing.”

Cuban pointed out how Trump was more than thrilled at his initial tsunamis of media coverage, but the novelty wore off after primary season.

“Look, on the way up, he was happy to ride the train, right? He bragged about media coverage, he was excited about it, he loved the live coverage of the primaries and early on the presidential race. It’s a two-edged sword, you know that. So, if you’re going to love it on the way up, you got to learn to deal with it.”

Throughout the past 15 months, there has been no shortage of video and photo evidence that shows Trump mocking disabled people, women, and minorities. Cuban makes the point that Trump enjoyed the exposure of negative coverage early on, but when all of this is over, he will still likely argue that he was portrayed unfairly.

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