Cuban: I'm Open to Being VP...For Either Trump or Clinton

Posted: May 23, 2016 8:45 AM

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban has expressed an interest in serving as vice president, but he didn’t seem to care whether it was for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Cuban, a self described independent, told host Chuck Todd, "If [Trump] asked me, I'd be like, 'OK, Donald. That's great. Let's talk about it. But we're both going to have to dig in and really look and understand the issues so we can come up with solutions.'"

But he also said he’d “absolutely” entertain the idea of being Clinton’s running mate, although “she would have to go more to the center,” he said.

Hillary, for her part, said she “appreciates” Cuban’s “openness” to being her vice president, and that in looking at potential running mates, she will be searching “widely and broadly.”

“It’s not just people in elective office. It is successful business people … [who] have a lot to offer,” she said, “as opposed to pretend successful.” 

Cuban's name was suggested as a possible third party candidate last week, but he declined, saying "there's not enough time, and it just wouldn't work." 

Though in the past Cuban has said he would make a better president than Trump, he does seem encouraged by his success in the race. 

Trump has "opened the door to non-traditional candidates, which is a great thing," he said, adding that he's more willing to run for public office now because "you don't have to be the perfect Stepford candidate like you would've in the past."