Bannon Reportedly Pushing Mark Cuban To Run In 2020

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According to a new report from the Daily Beast, Trump's former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has been actively pushing Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to run for President in 2020 as a Democrat.

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.”


Of course, it's unclear how the White House might respond to these new revelations.  On the one hand, Mark Cuban could be a fairly disruptive force in the Democratic primary process.  But, on the other hand, his celebrity and outspoken personality could prove useful in challenging Trump in a head-to-head competition.

For Bannon, the question is why President Donald Trump’s one-time top political consigliere would encourage a challenge to his former boss—assuming, that is, that Trump opts to run for a second term. Trump declared his re-election candidacy mere hours after he was inaugurated. But Bannon has reportedly expressed doubts that Trump will stick around for another four years, according to a Vanity Fair report last month.


Cuban is an idiosyncratic political figure. He campaigned for Hillary Clinton and has made various anti-Trump statements this year, recently dubbing the president a “Twitter troll.” Cuban’s politics are a mix of social liberalism, big-business-friendly centrism, and a love of objectivist icon Ayn Rand.

And while it's unclear at this point whether Cuban will actually launch a campaign, it seems that the rumblings are serious enough to have provoked a response from Trump Jr...

Meanwhile, Cuban's quick response could mean that the first big Twitter war of the 2020 Presidential contest has already begun.

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Megaton Jim's picture

Race Bannon? I would of thought he would push Johnny Quest to run..............

Juggernaut x2's picture

Bannon loves them jews- just like his orange boss. The Swamp tastes like Matzo Ball Soup.

John Kerry-Heinz's picture

I would bet that Bannon would be one funny ass drinkin partna.  I'd make him pay bar tab after I stumbled off the stool for the walk of shame home. Winnning!


Johnny Quest lives in Tijuana, I know he told me so himself many years ago…


NotApplicable's picture

Don't worry, Valerie Jarret will tell him to step the fuck down.

2020 will be all about Moochelle.

oddjob's picture

Yes we can! will become All Day McRibs!

jcaz's picture

I'd love to see how Cuban folds under the financial background investigations-  sure, go ahead Mark- put your name in the hat...

This is exactly why Cuban never will run-  his shit wouldn't hold up under the light.   

He'll talk big, but he'll NEVER run for any office.

overbet's picture

I hope Bannon is pushing him because he thinks he can beat the other dems, but lose the Presidential election. I cant imagine anything else. Cuban is such a retarded douche. A true low iq idiot who is seconded only to Zuck in the intellegence/tech luck riches ratio.

Michael Musashi's picture


Bannon is not stupid. He is playing a game. Cuban is a legitimate threat because the Dem party is so weak. Who are they going run? The only seemingly legitimate candidates are a huge threat to the establishment. Their only hope is a guy like Cuban that has "street cred" from owning a basketball team. Anyone else would lose badly to Trump because they'd be skewed as socialist. Bannon is playing frenemy with Cuban because he's a real threat.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Isn't Cuban a one hit wonder from the '90s?.  What's his track record since then?

IH8OBAMA's picture

What ever small amount of respect I had for Bannon just went right out the window.  Cuban is an asshole of the 1st order.


Déjà view's picture

Down it with Kosher Cuban Libré...

Adelson...Soros have all bases covered...


Paul Kersey's picture

Cuban couldn't even figure out when it was time to trade Nowitzki. Now Dirk is about as valuable as (he pumped and dumped that ponzi at the right time).

Syrin's picture

An I the only one who thinks this is obvious?  Trump would destroy Cuban who is a sleazy bitter jack ass.  It's basically sealing the deal for 2020.  Plus, it pushes the establishment aside for both parties.

spieslikeus's picture

Upvote because I think it's true, not because I like it

The Alarmist's picture

I'd vote for Haji before a liberal douche like Cuban. Just sayin'!

ne-tiger's picture

Said so to you guys, Bannon's a drunk full of shit wife beater.

Megaton Jim's picture

Yes, but he was quite helpful to Dr. Quest!

null's picture

It does, sigh.

And you are apparently their kosher-delivery-tool. Hope they tip you well ... or do you not even realize how you help them?

serotonindumptruck's picture

"The Swamp tastes like Matzo Ball Soup."

With gefilte fish dumplings.

Crazy Or Not's picture

I'd happily help this candidate to get the drop on Donald: /s 

curbjob's picture

Bannon should recycle Roy Moore in 2020 ... if Alabama doesn't want him, there's a good chance the rest of the country will.

MasterControl's picture

"According to a new report from the Daily Beast..."

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Bannon Reportedly Pushing Mark Cuban To Run In 2020

My response: ROFL!!!!!!!!

DosZap's picture

Why would MR.Bannon want this punk mouthed biatch to run as a Democrap?.

If you think Trump has an ego, you haven't met or listened to Mark "Baby Cakes" Cuban.He's a damned Libtard to the core.


Trader200K's picture

Cuban sux for sure, but who would you rather the Dems run ... Chelsea or worse?

... and the Soros/Dem hackers actually catch a lucky break.


Ex-Oligarch's picture

It's double-reverse upside down backwards 7 dimensional chess!

mkkby's picture

This is obvious FAKE NEWS.

Divide/conquer Trump and Bannon just when they're winning. Like the fake claims Bannon was white house leaker.

On another note, I sure wish twitter would go away and die. Reading those threads is beyond worthless.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

After this news hit Buzzfart yesterday, libs seem not interested in Cuban. Cuban 2020!!!

machiavellian-trader's picture

Considering Cuban is of Russian Jewish origin this should be interesting.


Mark Chabenisky for president 2020

buzzsaw99's picture

i thought he was a cuban.  lulz

machiavellian-trader's picture


Am sure there are plenty out there that do.

buzzsaw99's picture

you need real cubans to roll a good cigar.  lulz

it would be worth it to have him for prez just for the jokes.

machiavellian-trader's picture

Love my Cohiba Lanceros....

Ill smoke it while Cuban runs the US, sit back and enjoy the show. 

Folkvar's picture

So more of the same then. Thanks but no thanks, no more of these evil people.

Bannon is clearly not the man I thought him to be.

RagaMuffin's picture

Oligarch 1  to Oligarch 2. over.......

Lumberjack's picture

Isn’t Mr. Wonderful running for Canadian Conservative leader as well?

Krungle's picture

Can they just pull the plug already?

spieslikeus's picture

Upvote tired of this shit.

Dratpmurt's picture

Bannon is such a limp cock who care what he is pushing for. He shots pool with a piece of rope.

Juggernaut x2's picture

These alt-right idiots that helped put Trump in the WH aren't too bright

shovelhead's picture

Looks like he's smart enough to take you're girlfriend down.

Look for indictments coming.

apocalypticbrother's picture

Sounds like total bullshit. Nobody that follows bannon would listen to a word that douche bag cuban has to say. What an asshole. If bannon goes to bed with that loser he will lose credibility

DosZap's picture

He sure as hell doesn't know how to build a basketball franchise.

Mr. Apotheosis's picture

"Cuban’s politics are a mix of social liberalism, big-business-friendly centrism, and a love of objectivist icon Ayn Rand."

In other words, he sucks.