Mark Cuban talks GOP: Trump can ‘accomplish things,’ but there’s one candidate he won’t back

From one billionaire to another, Mark Cuban gave Donald Trump a thumbs-up for his leadership abilities.

In a phone interview on “Your World,” the billionaire investor and star of the hit TV show “Shark Tank” praised Trump for standing apart from the other GOP presidential candidates in his accomplishments and ability to communicate.

“You may not like what he says but the way he says it is forceful and powerful and will get people’s attention,” he said.

Cuban noted that Americans are tired of Washington do-nothings, and that the other candidates aren’t offering any leadership or accomplishments outside of their political circles.

“The thing about Trump is, whether you like him or not, he comes across as being strong, he comes across as being a leader,” Cuban said. “There’s something to be said that someone who gets buildings with his name built, someone who’s been successful in business, is able to accomplish things.”

Asked by host Neil Cavuto about the plausibility of any of Trump’s proposals, Cuban pointed to the real-estate mogul’s simple and forceful method of communicating that will ultimately give him the advantage over other candidates.

“Is there anything any candidate has said on either side that’s realistic?” Cuban asked. “When you look at the list of the things everybody has proposed, none of them are realistic.”

Cuban was critical of all the candidates for not being more specific on their platforms for business changes they would make: “There are a thousand things that are specific that candidates can talk about, and none of them do,” he said.

The entrepreneur said he had not made up his mind about which candidate he would back because no single contender has all the qualities he is looking for. However, he was very clear about one: Ted Cruz.

“People are tired of labels,” Cuban said. “That’s one of the reasons I don’t like Ted Cruz: everything he says is defined by some sort of label.”

Watch the full interview in the video below.



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