Wait, Has Mark Cuban Developed A Man Crush On Donald Trump All Of A Sudden?
Look, no guy on this planet can admit that they don’t have a man crush. Hell, whether excessive or not, I can say that Clooney and Gyllenhaal are the two bros who I’d absolutely want to be someday—who fucking wouldn’t, right?
However strange admitting a small love affair on a guy is, though, there’s one that has grabbed my attention that makes little to no sense—Mark Cuban and Donald Trump.
It’s not that it’s strange because Trump seems like an arrogant bastard who seems more cartoon character than legitimate businessman, even if he does have billions of dollars, but it’s because Cuban absolutely ripped The Donald a new asshole just a few weeks ago, calling Trump a “paper tiger” and questioning his billionaire status. Via Cubes’ Cyber Dust app:
Hey, Dusters, let’s talk Trump. So much to say that it can’t happen in one blast. But the first place to start is his net worth.
He has been bragging that he is worth north of ten billion dollars.
Ok. While’s it’s a big number, it’s not an important number. In fact it’s a play number.
Let’s say you own a painting that gets appraised at 10 billion dollars. That gives you a net worth of 10 billion. But that does not mean you have a lot of cash
In fact it’s possible to be worth billions, but not be able to pay your rent
How much cash does Donald have? We don’t know for sure. But we do know whatever cash he has, post his several corporate bankruptcies, he hates to spend it
And the one thing about the race for the Presidency is that it takes a lot of CASH
Not net worth. Cash. Cash. Cash
We have yet to see Trump spend much on building an organization, which. Is critical to getting votes. We have yet to see that he has raised money from supporters.
After all who feels the need to donate money to a guy who says he is worth 10 billion dollars?
It’s the Trump Conundrum. He is a Paper Tiger.
It’s very possible that he doesn’t have the cash himself and has bragged himself into a position where he can’t afford the cash it takes to run for President !
Sounds like a little bit of a billionaire dick-off if you ask me.
Anyway, since that little rant from Cuban, it seems that there’s actually a bit of mutual respect between these two guys—although, I’m not sure it’s at homey-level quite yet—as Eli Langer of CNBC transcribed a few compliments that the Dallas Mavs owner said about Trump on Cyber Dust:
“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.”
Wait, did Cuban just say that he doesn’t, “care if he (Trump) says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind… This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.” Yes, he sure, fucking did.
Thanks to Cuban changing his stance, Donald Trump wasn’t one to ignore the praise, taking to Twitter to thank MC—only making this bond between billionaires even tighter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2015
I don’t know if this is all just bullshit from both dudes, or if they really have come to terms with sitting in the billionaire’s club and smoking stogies together? Either way, let’s not forget that Cuban once praised ousted, former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for playing, “by his own rules,” which resulted in lifetime ban from the NBA.
OK, Cubes, this might just be the time that you stop speaking your mind so much and focus on finding a big-man for the Mavs next season.