Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban applauded President Trump for making a deal with Democrats on Hurricane Harvey relief and the debt ceiling.
â€œItâ€™s pure classic Donald Trump. I thought it was really smart,â€ Cuban told the FOX Business Networkâ€™s Neil Cavuto during an exclusive interview on Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Thursday. â€œThe 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 itâ€™s for a short term, even if itâ€™s with the Democrats keeps the deal alive.â€
Even though the Dallas Mavericks owner has been one of Trumpâ€™s biggest critics, in his opinion, this is a â€œfirst stepâ€ in doing something â€œfor the people.â€
â€œI think heâ€™s being who the people elected him to be. Heâ€™s being a non-politician, heâ€™s not a traditional Republican. He hasnâ€™t been a Republican all his life. Heâ€™s a dealmaker and thatâ€™s why he got elected. And so heâ€™s trying to get deals done without playing partisan politics,â€ he said.
Cuban also weighed in on President Trumpâ€™s push for a 15% corporate tax rate. While he believes the goal is right, Trumpâ€™s approach is all wrong.
â€œI 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, â€˜Look, corporate America CEOs, if I give you a tax cut, will you raise the wages ofâ€¦ the bottom 10% of your employees?â€™â€ he said. â€œIf he does that, heâ€™s going to get his base and heâ€™s going to reach far beyond his base because itâ€™s an American-wide problem.â€
He also tiptoed around rumors for a 2020 presidential run.
â€œBeing president is not my ultimate goal but look, the ultimate goal here truly is to increase wages. Thatâ€™s been the mystery across the board.â€