Reflecting on the 2016 race, Mark Cuban poured cold water on Bernie Sanders’ grandiose plans for free college and complemented Donald Trump on his campaign strategy.
Appearing on Fox’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto” Monday, Cuban spoke positively of Trump and critiqued [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] saying, “People are tired of labels. That’s one reasons I don’t like Ted Cruz. Everything he says is defined by some sort of label.”
Cuban embraces the philosophy of ABC in the 2016 election: “Anyone But Cruz.”
“Where as with Donald [Trump], agree or disagree, I said it right from the day he came out, you may not like what he says, but the way he says it is forceful and powerful and will get people’s attention,” Cuban said.
Cavuto wondered what Cuban thinks about Trump’s simplifications of America’s problems and if Trump makes things “too simple,” citing building a wall and having Mexico pay for it. Cavuto said, “Now [Trump] hasn’t been penalized in the polls for those generalities, eventually he will have to… spell it out.”
“Well, your right but let’s put it in context right,” Cuban said. “Is there anything that any candidate has said on either side that’s realistic? Tax cut plans? All nonsense, right.”
The owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank investor replied, “You know Bernie Sanders going to pay for everybody’s college–can’t happen, right. So when you look at the list of things that everybody has proposed, none of them are realistic. So if none of them are realistic, and people don’t trust the labels, then the person who is most forceful and really the person who can come across the best way and simplify things has the best chance,” Cuban claimed.
“It’s the old K.I.S.S. concept, keep it simple, stupid, and I think Donald is really, you know, dialed in on that and understands it and he’ll admit it,” Cuban said.