President Donald Trump ridiculed JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon after the banker made disparaging comments about him and claimed he would win in a matchup in 2020.
The problem with banker Jamie Dimon running for President is that he doesn’t have the aptitude or “smarts” & is a poor public speaker & nervous mess – otherwise he is wonderful. I’ve made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
“I think I could beat Trump,” Dimon claimed in a Wednesday speech, “because I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is. I would be fine. He could punch me all he wants — it wouldn’t work with me. I’d fight right back.”
The CEO continued, “And, by the way, this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money … it wasn’t a gift from Daddy,” in an apparent dig at Trump’s own wealth accumulation.
He quickly issued an apology after the comments surfaced, saying, “I should not have said it. I’m not running for president. Proves I wouldn’t make a good politician. I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems.”