Trump blasts Mark Cuban in early morning tweet; Cuban dismisses

Mark Cuban

President Donald Trump launched a seemingly out-of-the-blue attack against Mark Cuban on Sunday, calling the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner "not smart enough to run for president". He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls.

Responding in kind, Cuban first retweeted Trump's Sunday outburst with a curt "LOL", but later brought up a back and forth he had with Trump in March of a year ago.

He had earlier criticised Trump's travel ban stating that the plan will do more harm than good.

The first email, which Cuban sent congratulating Trump, contained a short reply from the future president. Sherrod Brown and Chris Murphy, as well as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, as possible opponents to Trump in 2020, but stressed that Cuban posed the biggest perceived threat. "But isn't it better for all of us that he is tweeting rather than trying to govern?" Later in the morning, he posted an exchange he had with Trump in the spring of 2016 in which he told the then-Republican candidate he was "winging it" and implored him to "learn the details" of the campaign's important issues.

Cuban included his very public response to Trump saying he had potential, but warned, "You need to dig in and know your shit".

For his part, Cuban -who supported Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in the general election-dismissed the broadside with a simple "LOL". "He appeals to a lot of people the same way Trump did".

Mark Cuban stops to speak with members of the media as he arrives for the third presidential debate.

"I've been crushing POTUS", he announced on Twitter in late January.

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