If Mark Cuban is in Donald Trump’s corner, he has a weird way of showing his support.
Last year, Cuban called Trump “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long time.” He then followed that up by praising the Donald for his business acumen and made it clear that, while he hadn’t decided who he’d vote for in 2016, he knew for sure it wouldn’t be Trump’s (then) rival, Ted Cruz. Now, Cuban is comparing Trump to a drunk womanizer who will probably ruin America by saying anything he can to be president, which seems counterintuitive.
“There’s that guy who’ll walk into the bar and say anything to get laid,” Cuban said at a conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. “That’s Donald Trump right now to a T. But it’s all of us who are going to get fucked.”
To be clear, this isn’t anywhere close to the Trump hate Mickey Rourke spewed earlier this year. In fact, Cuban praised Trump for his ability to connect with so many Americans in the same speech. (Oh, and that whole bar analogy? Cuban has used it before.) But that doesn’t mean Trump isn’t prone to saying stupid shit, and that’s coming straight from his occasional best pal, Cuban.
“We go way back, and it’s a love-hate relationship,” Cuban continued. “Everybody’s got that friend that you just shake your head at. He’s that guy who’d get drunk and fall over all the time, or just says dumb shit all the time, but he’s your friend.”
As for Hillary Clinton, Cuban has some thoughts about who she should choose as her running mate: Someone who can go toe-to-toe with Trump – “I would get a vice-presidential candidate who’s someone like me who would just throw bombs at Donald. And I would be like, ‘Donald, I like you. We’re friends, but you’re a goddamn airhead.'”
It’s just too bad Clinton isn’t a diehard Mavericks fan, otherwise Cuban probably would throw his hat in the ring.