Donald Trump couldn’t let it go.
The president attacked JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon as a “poor public speaker & nervous mess” on Thursday, a day after Dimon said he was “smarter” than Trump.
Trump wrote on Twitter that Dimon didn’t have “the aptitude or ‘smarts’” to run for president, then congratulated himself.
The problem with banker Jamie Dimon running for President is that he doesn’t have the aptitude or “smarts” & is a poor public speaker & nervous mess - otherwise he is wonderful. I’ve made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
“Otherwise he is wonderful,” Trump added. “I’ve made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy.”
Dimon took a swing at Trump at an event at his bank’s New York headquarters on Wednesday.
“I think I could beat Trump ... because I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is,” the CEO reportedly said. “He could punch me all he wants, it wouldn’t work with me. I’d fight right back.”
Dimon added: “And by the way, this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money. It wasn’t a gift from daddy.”
The Wall Street executive later backtracked with this statement:
JUST IN: Jamie Dimon, shortly after saying he could beat Trump in an election and that he is "smarter than" the president, issues a statement saying he "should not have said it" https://t.co/VaUxqB5gGApic.twitter.com/vrtM1mpsVK— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) September 12, 2018
Dimon hasn’t commented on Trump’s tweet.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.