Mark Cuban: I'd listen if Hillary Clinton asked me to run as VP

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban 'open to discussing' being Hillary Clinton's V.P.
Friday May 20th, 2016

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says that he'd “absolutely” listen if presidential candidate Hillary Clinton asked him to be her running mate. 

Cuban made the comments in an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press, which will air the full interview Sunday on NBC. 

Last week, Cuban said he'd be Clinton's running mate if he could “throw bombs at Donald [Trump],” the presumptive Republican nominee for president. He also called Trump an “airhead,” though he also referred to him as a friend. 

Todd asked Cuban whether he'd seriously listen to an overture from Clinton.

“Absolutely,” Cuban replied. “But the key would be she'd have to go more to the center. I like the fact that Senator Clinton has thought–out proposals. That's a good thing because at least we get to see exactly where she stands.”

Anti-Trump Republicans tried to get Mark Cuban to run for president

The billionaire businessman said he feels Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival in the Democratic primary, had forced the former First Lady and secretary of state too far to the left. 

Last week, The Washington Post reported that anti–Trump Republicans, such as 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, tried to convince Cuban to run as a third–party candidate in order to prevent Trump from winning. 

Cuban, who has no formal political experience, said in September that he could beat both Trump and Clinton if he ran for president. 

- Stanley Kay

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