Politics

JP Morgan CEO Claims He Could Beat Trump — Trump Ridicules Him

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

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.

“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.”