Barry Diller didn’t mince words on Donald Trump. He declared that should Trump become the President of the United States, he would either leave the country or join the opposition.
A billionaire and founder/chairman of IAC Interactive, Barry Diller’s dissent about Donald Trump was openly visible when he recently announced to move out of the country should Trump make it to the White House.
Referring to the billionaire real estate mogul, Diller said, “All he is, is a huckster. Somebody who learned long ago in real estate, that if you can make a big name for yourself, it can get you an extra dollar. He’s a self-promoting huckster who found a vein, a vein of meanness and nastiness.”
Donald is surprisingly a leading candidate and has been pegged as a frontrunner for the Republican nomination. In fact, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows Trump leading all Republican candidates.
Barry Diller made his billions from creating the Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting. He is the CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), the conglomerate of new media businesses from Match.com to the Daily Beast to HomeAdvisor.com, reported CNN. He is estimated to be worth $2.5 billion. With a net worth of $4.5 billion, Donald Trump is far richer than Diller and owing to his past stints on reality TV, he has become a household name.
Interestingly, a media mogul and a member of the Television Hall of Fame himself, Diller says he is well aware as to how Trump is leading. He has accused Trump of skillfully using or more specifically benefitting from his “reality TV past.”
“I just think it’s a phenomenon of reality television as politics. I think that that is how it started; reality television as you all know is based on conflict.
“It’s all about conflict. Donald Trump, all he is, is about conflict, and all that he is is negative conflict. The idea that anybody gets away with saying John McCain is not a hero because I like people who don’t get caught.”
Despite Trump leading in key swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, Barry Diller added that he was supremely confident that Donald Trump won’t be Barack Obama’s successor and “he’d put his money on it.” Diller made his stand against the candidate quite clear while speaking at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit. He said that should Trump win, he would leave America or join the opposition.
“If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the country or join the resistance.”
However, given his confidence, Diller was quick to add that this won’t be necessary and even put up his reasons.
“Truly, I’m not moving, and I don’t think I’m joining the resistance. He has no communication strategy except to be what he has always been — a nasty, mean person criticizing people and doing silly kind of showman stuff.”
It will be futile to add that Barry Diller has a long and proven record of siding with the Democrats. He has been an active backer of current President Barrack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Though Hillary Clinton is in the current presidential race, according to Responsive Politics, which tracks donations and lobbying, he hasn’t made any contributions, reported News Max. Interestingly, perhaps to even the odds, Barry Diller also contributed funds to Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
Donald Trump has been ridiculed on numerous occasions for his seemingly outlandish opinions on a myriad of issues ranging from immigration to basketball players and from taxation to supermodels. However, he chose to respond to Diller’s remarks with a single tweet.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2015
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