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Mark Cuban Believes Donald Trump Is Real-Life ‘Zoolander’

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Mark Cuban Believes Donald Trump Is Real-Life ‘Zoolander’

Mark Cuban is a serious businessman who has become anything but a fan of President Donald Trump. In fact, he has no problem ridiculing the POTUS, even referring to him as “the Zoolander president.”

During a recent interview, Cuban made it clear that he does not like Trump’s personality at all. “The economic policies of his that are pretty much traditionally conservative I like…But in terms of him personally, he’s the Zoolander president,” he remarked to an audience.

Cuban: Donald Trump is Zoolander

Zoolander is a movie character played by actor Ben Stiller back in 2001. The character is a clueless fashion model who was brainwashed to assassinate a prime minister. Meanwhile, Fortune also described the character as “narcissistic and dim-witted.” Nonetheless, Cuban’s comments were met with laughter in a state where Trump had won by a sizable lead during the election.

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Cuban was attending the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday. According to a report from CNBC, Cuban was on a panel along with Adam Lyons from insurance marketplace The Zebra. Lyons had gotten Cuban as an investor in his company after cold emailing him a pitch with a single paragraph.

As the laughs went on, Cuban also made it seriously clear that there was no way he would ever consider working for Trump. In fact, he said he would never consider any appointment from him.

Trump is technologically challenged

Perhaps, one of the reasons Cuban is refusing to work for the Trump administration is he believes the current president is too technologically challenged. “His idea of efficiency is I would send him emails, his assistant would print it, he would write on it, and he would scan it,” Cuban explained. In short, he said the president doesn’t know how to email yet.

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At the same time, Cuban also said that Trump doesn’t know how to do an online search. “Just think how efficient he could be if he learned how to use a search engine,” Cuban remarked.

Cuban’s opinion of Trump now is a stark contrast to how he viewed him back in 2015. Cuban had even supported Trump’s presidential candidacy initially and even said he would consider being his vice president. Later on, however, the billionaire went on to call Trump an “immediate danger” to national security as well as a “superstar liar.”

Cuban won’t say much about a possible presidential bid

On the other hand, Cuban continues to remain mum on his own potential White House recent bid, according to a report from the Washington Post. When asked about it, he just said, “I’ve got a long time to decide, and we’ll see what happens.”

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About Jennifer Ong

Jennifer Ong has been covering and writing stories since 1998. Over the years, she has worked on stories on business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and travel. She has also previously written shows for television. When she's not on the job, she enjoys wine and Formula 1.

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