Mark Cuban to Trump: “Just read a book”


Outspoken billionaire Mark Cuban added his voice to the chorus of criticism of President Trump Monday, saying that instead of tweeting Trump should just “read a book.”

Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” Cuban had a litany of advice for the president.

“Instead of getting on his phone and tweeting, just read a book. You know, just chill,” Cuban said. “I know that’s crazy to say about our president.”

Cuban has been openly critical of Trump throughout his presidency and says he doesn’t expect the president to apologize for his comments on NFL players kneeling for the national anthem.

“The president is not going to apologize. Are you kidding me? The president should read a book,” Cuban said in the interview.

Trump has been firmly in the headlines since he called for players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired at a rally in Alabama on Friday.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b*!ch off the field right now,’” Trump said Friday at the rally. “’He is fired!’”

Owners and players alike quickly spoke out against the president’s comments, with many groups of players kneeling, and other teammates locking arms in solidarity, as the anthem played before Sunday’s games. The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team elected to stay in the locker room during the national anthem before their game against the Chicago Bears.

A number of athletes from the National Basketball Association (NBA) also spoke out against Trump’s comments.

Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

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