This is a entertaining, interesting interview from Friday that the outspoken Mark Cuban did with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. It centers on his relationship with Donald Trump, some thoughts on who Trump is, and largely Trump's claims of net worth, which Cuban has been very public about recently, on Trump's claims that he's so wealthy he can self-finance his presidential campaign, which allows him to be totally independent.
As I've pointed out here previously, his claim that he doesn't have to do any fundraising is, not surprisingly, false, and the always outspoken Cuban goes into more specifics. He's been fairly public about all this lately, and I liked his answer about Trump's email question to him why. The simple answer he gives to host Chris Hayes is that conditions have changed. That's the polite way of saying, "He's the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States now. So, such things matter."
Also interesting in the video, though it's only referenced briefly at the beginning, is that a Trump rally is about to begin at the same time, which MSNBC is clearly planning to show some of, and there are a lot of empty seats. It's possible that later in the program, after the interview with Cuban has ended, Hayes might have talked about this more at length, as he focuses on the rally.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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