Billionaire entrepreneur objective speculation at Pittsburgh rally, opening speech by saying hello to Trump in Russian
The battle of the brash billionaires is on.
Entrepreneur Mark Cuban use Donald Trumps braggadocio to make the occurrence for electing Hillary Clinton during a rally in his native Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Leadership is not yelling, and screaming and intimidating, said Cuban, the owner of the NBAs Dallas Mavericks and a panelist on ABCs Shark Tank. People like that in Pittsburgh are called a jagoff, he added, use pejorative Pittsburgh slang. Is there any bigger jagoff in the world than Donald Trump?
The endorsement objective the speculation over who the self-described independent would endorse. Last month, Cuban threatened to vote for Trump if Clinton chose as a go mate the tough-on-Wall Street Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. And in May, he set himself forward as a vice-presidential candidate, telling ESPN Radios Capital Games podcast hed consider a place on either ticket.
But on Saturday, there was no waver.
Im ready to vote for a true leader, Im ready to vote for the American dream, Cuban said. Im ready to tell the world that I am here to endorse Hillary Clinton.
Cuban opened his remarks by saying hello to Trump in Russian, mocking the real estate developers praise of Vladimir Putin. He shared his success tale with the rambunctious crowd, detailing some of his early business failures and offered the audience some advice. What you dont do you dont ask daddy for a small loan of a million dollars, said Cuban, deriding Trump for taking, as he described it, a small loan from his father, a real estate developer in New York Citys outer boroughs.
Cuban visited Clintons Brooklyn headquarters and has been talking with her campaign chairperson, John Podesta, according to a campaign aide. On Thursday, Cuban called Podesta before Clinton took the stage in Philadelphia to accept the Democratic partys nomination to say he was coming on board.
I want each and every one of you to know in Hillary Clintons America, the American dream is alive and well, Cuban said in his final pitch to the crowd, gushing with Pittsburgh pride. And theres no place that knows that better than Pittsburgh because we are an American dream city.
Clinton campaigned in Pittsburgh on Saturday evening as part of a three-day Rust Belt bus tour with her running mate, Tim Kaine. Bill Clinton joined her at the event, alongside Kaines wife, Anne Holton.
The candidate has brought her economic agenda to hard-hit manufacturing townships in hopes of undermining Trumps populist appeal in the region. Together on the trail, Clinton and Kaine have hammered Trump repeatedly for not attaining his branded products in America. He doesnt make a thing in America except insolvencies, Clinton said at a rally on Friday.
On Saturday night, Clinton told more than 5,000 people who waited hours in line to hear her speak that as president she would make the wealthy pay their fair share. Sorry, Mark, she quipped.
Earlier in the working day, the campaign bus rolled through Johnstown, a town in western Pennsylvania, a part of the state where Trump is hoping to win over white, working-class voters. Trumps campaign said in a statement Clintons visit there was akin to a robber visiting their victim and blamed Hillary-backed international trade agreements for the city decline in employment.
Clinton said, continuing with an upbeat message: My mission from first day to my last, will be to create more possibility and more good wages that will give people a chance at their own dreams.
Were going to create jobs in Pennsylvania and across America, especially in places that have been left out and left behind.
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