Billionaire technology investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just gave a pinprick to Donald Trump’s massive, yet fragile and easily threatened ego during an interview on Wednesday with WABC’s “Sid and Bernie” radio program.
Cuban, whose name has been floated as a potential presidential candidate or even Hillary Clinton’s VP running mate, not only claimed that he was richer than Trump, but doubted whether Trump, who claims to have a net worth of $10 billion, is a billionaire at all.
“So we know without any question that, as of May 27, Donald doesn’t have more than $165 million in cash and securities and bonds,” Cuban said, referring to a recent FEC report filed by the Trump campaign.
“And trust me, I’ve got a lot more than that in cash, securities, and bonds,” Cuban claimed. “And so, you know, I’m willing to bet dimes against dollars that that’s pretty much what he’s got.”
Cuban told the radio hosts that he knows what his strengths and weaknesses are, but he’s not so sure that Donald Trump is as self-aware.
“I know what I’m good at, and I know what I’m not good at,” Cuban said. “I’m not so sure Donald knows what he’s not good at.”
Cuban opined that Trump is good at plastering his name on the front of buildings, but not much else, noting failed brands like “Trump Steaks.”
“He’s good at that. Whether or not that’s made him a billionaire, I don’t know. He’s not transparent enough for us to actually know,” Cuban said, a thinly-veiled shot at Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns thus far.
A glance at Donald Trump’s Twitter feed revealed no response to Cuban as of 12:50 PM ET, on Thursday, but since he claims to be a “counter-puncher” who “hits back 10X harder,” one would think that a response would be forthcoming, especially considering how braggadocious Trump has been about his net worth.