Mark Cuban told NBC’s Chuck Todd in a “Meet the Press” interview that will air on Sunday that he would “absolutely” accept the role of Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate.
The clip released on Friday features Todd as he mentions that Cuban recently joked that he would accept the role if he could “throw bombs” at Trump.
When asked if he would really accept the role Cuban said, “Absolutely… But the key would be that she’d have to go more to center.”
“I like the fact that [Secretary] Clinton has thought-out proposals,” he continued. “That’s a good thing because at least we get to see exactly where she stands.”
Cuban also claims that Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, who is still engaged in a battle Clinton has, “dragged her a little bit too far to the left” on economic issues.
“If she’s willing to listen, if she’s willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I’m wide open to discussing it,” he said.
When asked if he would consider running as a third-party candidate Cuban said, “There’s not enough time to get on the ballot…. The hurdles are just too great. It was a ridiculous effort, so I passed.”
Cuban recently said he was leaning towards voting for Clinton “because the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.”
“I know what Hillary’s positions are,” he said. “I can go to Hillary’s website and there’s spreadsheets, there’s depth, there’s analysis, there’s details. Is going to Donald’s website — which I have — he lists issues. He lists top-line things that he’d like to do, but he doesn’t say how he’s going to get there.”
Cuban had originally supported Donald Trump for president but quickly backtracked when he realized how radical Trump’s views had become.