In Mark Cuban’s opinion, there is no way President Trump colluded with Russia to hack last year’s presidential race.
The business investor and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks took to Twitter on Saturday to speak about the matter.
“No chance this is a DJT led conspiracy,” Cuban tweeted, throwing out a list of backhanded compliments about President Trump, saying that he “isn’t detail oriented, organized or big picture enough” to pull off any such “conspiracy.”
Cuban further stated through tweets that Russian President Vladimir Putin “recognized [Trump’s] greed and took advantage by back channeling coordinated misinformation in an attempt to influence voters.”
“Russians have made him a lot of money buying condos and investing in his buildings and hosting his beauty pageant,” Cuban wrote, making it sound as if Trump is working for the Russians — not with them.
“That makes them his friends. He ignored their backgrounds. But that’s not unusual. Starbucks takes anyone’s money and so do most businesses including mine.”
According to Cuban, Trump hired Paul Manafort to advise his campaign without considering a Russian influence. He thinks Trump just saw it as a “win win,” with Manafort either helping Trump to become president or being good for future business deals with Russia if he didn’t.
Trump was thinking like a businessman instead of as a politician Cuban explained, laying out his theory that Manafort was the one who was really connected to the Russians.
According to a report in The Hill, Manafort “signed a multimillion-dollar contract with a Russian billionaire in the mid-2000s to help advance the interests of Putin’s government. The businessman, Oleg Deripaska, has denied his work was aimed at helping Putin’s government.”
“As people with Russian connects came into the campaign he had no clue that those connections were possibly being influenced by Russia,” Cuban tweeted, adding, “His lean campaign took direction from people he trusted and he followed those directions. He had no clue where the Russians fit.”
Running with the belief that the Russians were actually involved in spreading “fake news” about the election, which persuaded voters to vote for Trump, Cuban contended that Trump “had no idea.”
According to Cuban, the characteristically unscripted Trump “was doing what he was told to do. Stick to the script and read what was written for him.”
H/T: The Hill
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