In a radio interview Wednesday, billionaire and “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban questioned whether Donald Trump is really as rich as he claims to be and poked fun at his “horrible” business instincts.
On 77WABC’s “The Bernie and Sid Show,” Cuban said Trump’s Federal Election Commission filings reveal that the presumptive GOP nominee isn’t so great at all aspects of business.
“I’m not sure Donald doesn’t know what he’s no good at,” Cuban said. “I think he’s good at real estate — I do give him a lot of credit there,” he said. “Whether or not that’s made him a billionaire, I don’t know. He’s not transparent for us to actually know.”
“I don’t think he’s very good at brands for non-real estate products,” Cuban said. “It’s more of a reflection of desperation. So when you’re putting your name on steaks, and when you’re putting your name on water, you’re putting your name on playing cards, you’re putting your name on all this nonsense, right, you’re not going to make big bucks — no matter what.”
“It’s not like Trump steaks were going to make him $100 million, it’s not like they were going to make him $5 million,” Cuban said. “I asked him, ‘What the hell are you doing? Are you that desperate for money?’”
Cuban knocked Trump’s lack of impulse control when there’s money to be made.
“He just doesn’t have that ability to say ‘no’ if someone is going to write him a check,” Cuban said about Trump’s willingness to put his name on anything. “And that I think that’s a huge problem.”