Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban applauded President Trump for making a deal with Democrats on Hurricane Harvey relief and the debt ceiling.
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âItâs pure classic Donald Trump. I thought it was really smart,â Cuban told the FOX Business Networkâs Neil Cavuto during an exclusive interview on Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Thursday. âThe thing about being a salesperson like President Trump is, you want to keep deals alive. The biggest fear a salesperson has is that a deal would die and so working with somebody, even if itâs for a short term, even if itâs with the Democrats keeps the deal alive.â
Even though the Dallas Mavericks owner has been one of Trumpâs biggest critics, in his opinion, this is a âfirst stepâ in doing something âfor the people.â
âI think heâs being who the people elected him to be. Heâs being a non-politician, heâs not a traditional Republican. He hasnât been a Republican all his life. Heâs a dealmaker and thatâs why he got elected. And so heâs trying to get deals done without playing partisan politics,â he said.
Cuban also weighed in on President Trumpâs push for a 15% corporate tax rate. While he believes the goal is right, Trumpâs approach is all wrong.
âI think you have to go to corporate America and I think you have to be hands onâ¦ I think you go to corporate America, you just walk your way down the fortune 500s to start and say, âLook, corporate America CEOs, if I give you a tax cut, will you raise the wages ofâ¦ the bottom 10% of your employees?ââ he said. âIf he does that, heâs going to get his base and heâs going to reach far beyond his base because itâs an American-wide problem.â
He also tiptoed around rumors for a 2020 presidential run.
âBeing president is not my ultimate goal but look, the ultimate goal here truly is to increase wages. Thatâs been the mystery across the board.â