Mark Cuban blasted U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, calling him the “Zoolander president” and not ruling out the possibility of a 2020 presidential bid to get him out of the White House.
In a talk at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, the billionaire slammed Trump, saying that he liked him until he “got to know him.” He also compared Trump to the movie character Zoolander — a clueless, narcissistic model played by actor Ben Stiller.
Additionally, Cuban criticized Trump’s failure to keep up with the times in terms of technology. He joked, “just think how efficient he could be if he learned how to use a search engine.” He added, “I love the guy because he’s the only human being who trolls himself and doesn’t know it.”
Cuban has frequently clashed with Trump in the past. Just last September, the “Shark Tank” investor offered to pay $10 million to a charity of his choosing if Trump would meet with him for an interview to explain his policies. However, Trump’s response to Cuban’s offer was to say that the Texas billionaire wasn’t “smart enough to understand what’s going on.”
It’s fairly obvious that Cuban’s comments seem to be making their way under Trump’s skin. Following the November election, Cuban also claimed that he would never hire then-President-elect Trump to run one of his companies simply because he lacks fundamental leadership skills. Last month, Trump even tweeted that Cuban wasn’t “smart enough to run for president.”
I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls.He's not smart enough to run for president!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017