Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a "love-hate relationship" with presidential nominee Donald Trump, but Cuban seemed more on the "hate" side of that spectrum when he spoke about Trump at The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas Thursday.
Via Business Insider:
"There's that guy who'll walk into the bar and say anything to get laid," Cuban said at the conference. "That's Donald Trump right now to a T. But it's all of us who are going to get [expletive]."
Cuban has been mentioned by the speculating public as a possible vice presidential candidate for Trump, but he told conference attendees that someone like himself would be a better fit as a running mate for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton.
"I would get a vice-presidential candidate who's someone like me who would just throw bombs at Donald," he said. "And I would be like, 'Donald, I like you. We're friends, but you're a [expletive] airhead.'"
Cuban noted that although Trump identifies ordinary Americans' concerns well, he said Trump does not provide any legitimate solutions for those issues.
"Being empathetic is one thing, and that's good," he said. "But given the office he's running for, trying to come up with a solution is even more important. And I don't think he's there yet."
The Mavericks owner acknowledged that he is friends with Trump and described their friendship this way:
"Everybody's got that friend that you just shake your head at," Cuban said. "He's that guy who'd get drunk and fall over all the time, or just says dumb [expletive] all the time, but he's your friend."
Cuban appeared on "The Herd" last September and was more complimentary of Trump, saying Trump was making everyone else in the presidential race "more honest."