Mark Cuban has an eight-figure offer for fellow billionaire Donald Trump.
The Dallas Mavericks owner has pledged to pay the GOP nominee $10 million — to be paid directly or to a charity of his choice — if he sits down with him for a four-hour interview.
Cuban isn’t going for any lighthearted Jimmy Fallon-style chat however, and has specified that it has to be about his “policies and their substance,” he said in a series of tweets on Friday.
The “Shark Tank” personality laid down some other strict ground rules, including restrictions on talk about the Clintons or anything other than facts and details of his plans. He also stipulated that no one else would be allowed in the room to help, aside from a broadcast crew.
According to Forbes, Cuban has a net worth of $3.3 billion and is an outspoken critic of Trump. He has also questioned Trump’s claims of being a billionaire, telling Vanity Fair in June: “We know without any question that as of May 27, Donald doesn’t have more than $165 million in cash and securities and bonds. And trust me, I’ve got a lot more than that in cash, securities, and bonds,” he said, citing Trump’s F.E.C. filings.
While he has yet to respond to the Twitter challenge, Trump told the Fox Business Network earlier on Friday that the Maverick’s owner and self-made billionaire wasn’t smart enough to understand his policies after Cuban had questioned his economic plan.
“Well, I know Mark and you know, the problem with Mark, he is not smart enough to understand what we are doing,” he said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo.
“He’s really not smart enough in my opinion to really understand what’s going on. I’ve known him for a long time. He tweets me all the time.
“And, I think this, look, I think that this plan is a great plan. We’re in trouble,” he continued. “Explain to Mark, we have $20 trillion in debt, we have high taxes in this country, very high taxes.”
See Cuban’s tweet below.
.1) @realDonaldTrump $10mm to the charity of YOUR choice if you let ME interview you for 4 hrs on YOUR policies and their substance.
2) @realDonaldTrump groundrules are that you cant mention the Clintons or discuss anything other than the details and facts of yr plans and
3) @realDonaldTrump and no one else is in the room to help. Just me, you and a broadcast crew.
4)@realDonaldTrump I'll add an option.If you need it, I'll write you the check and you can keep the money rather than give it to charity
5) @realDonaldTrump In the inmortal words of YOU. "What do you have to lose ?"
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