Mark Cuban Contemplating 2020 Presidential Run, Despite It Being 'Bad Parenting'

Aaron Homer

Billionaire Mark Cuban is considering running for president in 2020, possibly as a Republican or more likely as an Independent, but almost certainly not as a Democrat, Business Insider is reporting.

Speaking at Business Insider's IGNITION conference in New York City, Cuban was asked if he was any closer to making a decision on running for POTUS in 2020, something he's been hinting at for months. His answer did little to put an end to that speculation one way or the other.

"The definition of bad parenting is running for president. So, we'll see."

It is not the first time Cuban has mentioned family considerations in keeping him back from running for president. In October 2017, speaking to Business Insider UK, Cuban said he would "definitely" be running for president if he were single.

Meanwhile, the number of interviews, statements, tweets, and other instances in which he's broadly hinted, or outright said, that he's "considering" running for president increases by the day. For example, speaking to CNBC in October 2017, Cuban said he was "actively considering" a run for POTUS. It was the second interview he gave that very day in which he floated the suggestion.

"It's easy to call him an idiot because he is. We've been calling him that for a long time and it hasn't gotten us anywhere."
"I think there is an incremental value for setting up an independent candidacy."