Mark Cuban Blasts Donald Trump on The Late Show
By Isaac Harris
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where he put Donald Trump on blast.
With the third day of the Republican National Convention coming to a close, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert had Mark Cuban as a guest to do some poetry at the beginning of the show and to chat as a regular guest as the show went on.
Cuban took the opportunity to put Donald Trump on blast from the very beginning in a poetry session with Colbert. Be sure to check out the full video of the opening monologue when it becomes available for all of the jokes thrown at Trump from Cuban.
To give you an example of a joke thrown at Trump, Cuban proclaimed,
“Donald Trump, the only way you’d be worth 10 billion is if I paid you 9 and half billion to wash my balls.”
Yeah, it was that kind of night.
After the opening poetry session, the set down interview covered a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Stephen Colbert questioned Mark about his past support of Trump and now his support of the #nevertrump campaign. Basically asking what changed for Cuban.
“In the beginning it was a business person and I wanted to see a change from the traditional politician, but then he went and opened his mouth. He had a really good chance to be something different and really have a chance to change things. But he doesn’t do the work, he’s lazy.”
Cuban obviously throwing haymakers at Trump, but he didn’t stop there. Colbert then turned the conversation about the billionaire life but quickly turned to asking Cuban about the possibility of him running.
Colbert asked “You’re a billionaire, you have opinions, why don’t you run?”
Cuban responded by looking at the crowd and asking “what do you guys think?”
The crowd erupted in applause, but Cuban went on,
“I have thought about it…I just don’t want to put my family through it. My six-year-old Jake loves the idea, but it’s just a lot of scrutiny and my kids are young. Typically I just dislike politics but this year it’s just such a mess and with Trump getting so involved, I was asked by a couple of senators to start a third-party run.”
But Cuban shot that proposal down by explaining how the electoral college works and how eventually his votes would go towards Trump and that would have been a mistake.
Colbert went on to ask Cuban about questions that he would ask to try to find the right candidate for President, comparing picking a candidate to his show Shark Tank.
“I would want to talk to people he has done business with. If you notice with Trump, none of his business partners are coming forward. They are not coming forward to speak, not coming forward to say good things about him in the media, not donating money.”
Colbert finished the interview by asking Cuban if he would ever do business with Trump again (previously done a smaller deal together as Cuban states), and Cuban responded…
“Yeah, as long as he did what I told him to do.”
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That’s Mark Cuban for you.