As he publicly flirts with a run for the presidency in 2020, Mark Cuban has also privately been in touch with potential allies and strategists to plot out a campaign.
The Dallas Mavericks owner confirmed that he has corresponded on multiple occasions since the 2016 election with Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist.
He downplayed the interactions in an email exchange with The Daily Beast, saying merely that he “texted with him a few time[s]” and that none, he believed, had “been more than one full sentence.” But according to four sources familiar with their conversations, the two have been in touch for months about a possible 2020 bid. Bannon, these sources say, has encouraged Cuban to run and to consider doing so as a Democrat, seeing it as a realistic path to a viable presidential run.
“They talk regularly,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump adviser who is close to Bannon. “They’re very similar. They have a lot of synergy there. Even when [Steve] went to work for Trump, Mark would be interviewed and say nice things about Steve.”
I should start by saying that Steve Bannon is a real-life supervillain. He is the actual Red Skull and you know why there isn’t a Captain America? Because Steve Bannon successfully murdered him. Steve Bannon is a James Bond villain.
But most importantly, he is famous for being a proud white supremacist and leader of the ‘alt-right’. He helped Donald Trump get elected last year by making weird racist people across the country hold hands in harmony. So cute.
Sooo uh, why is Mark Cuban texting this motherfucker every day?
If Cuban wants to run for president then that’s fine and well. Do you thing. We live in a world where you no longer need to be politically qualified to run the biggest country in the world. You can just say you’re a ‘businessman’ and fools think that suddenly means you know how to maintain a nation’s economy.
But I swear if Cuban comes out next year and becomes the next Trump by shitting on immigrants and grabbing women by the pussy, I’m out. We’re going to have to Donald Sterling his ass and take the Dallas Mavericks away from him if he really lets Steve Bannon start whispering in his ear like The Emperor telling Anakin Skywalker to be a dick.
Vote for whoever is running against Cuban 2020.
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