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Mark Cuban Says He Is NOT Running for President in 2024

On today's Pardon My Take... MARK CUBAN! The owner of the Dallas Mavericks joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to discuss the brand new season of Shark Tank, which debuts TONIGHT on ABC. Other topics included the state of the NBA, reflecting on All-Star Weekend, some idea pitches and much more. There have also been some rumors on a potential presidential run in 2024 for Cuban. How realistic is that? He addressed the rumors on today's show:

Mr. Cat: *responding to Mark Cuban pitching his new business idea* Yeah, I mean, it sounds like a great business idea. Is this now something that you will use for your platform when you run for president?

Mark Cuban: No, I'm not running for fucking president.

Mr. Cat: Right now...

Mark Cuban: Yeah, ever. 

(Later in interview)

Mr. Commenter: I appreciate the face that you're not running for president, because I feel like anybody that wants to be president is an idiot. 

Mark Cuban: Total.

Mr. Commenter: Either they're an idiot, or like a power hungry goon…

Mark Cuban: But corrupt in some way.

Mr. Commenter: That I would not want to be president. That should be the test, like the person who wants to be the president the least, that guy should actually be the president.

Mark Cuban: Look, here's the reality in America: if you ever had fun in your life, you cannot be president. 

Mr. Commenter: Yup.

Mr. Cat: i would probably disagree with that.

Mark Cuban: Well, I mean, the last guy…

Mr. Cat: I was going to say, Obama, he railed some coke, he had a fucking party. The last guy did a lot of stuff.

Mr. Commenter: George W. Bush? Fucking animal.

Mark Cuban: That was all pre-social media. 

Mr. Cat: I actually think it's the other way. I think it's going to be like, our president in 20 years is going to be whoever the most famous TikTokker was. 

Mark Cuban: Let me rephrase it. If you don't want to go through all that shit, relive it with your kids…

Mr. Cat: Yes, you will get, your whole family, your friends, everyone will go through the wringer.

Mark Cuban: My kids are 12, 15, and 18. 

Mr. Cat: We have our good friend Matt Jones was contemplating running for senator in Kentucky, and he gave us a heads up. He's like, "look, if I run for senator, like, my relationship with you guys will be scrutinized and like, you're probably going to go through it. We're like, "Alright, that's fine for us."

Mark Cuban: Yeah, you guys don't care. That's good PR. 

Mr. Cat: But it is, you have to talk to everyone in your life. 

Mark Cuban: Yeah, my 18 year old daughter, right? She doesn't want to deal with that shit. It's like any kids with their parents, right? It's like, "No I want to live my fucking live. I don't want to have to relive yours."


Well, there you have it. Mark Cuban will NOT be your president in two years. The rumors were out there, but now the possibility can be put to rest. This was another awesome interview with Cuban, be sure to check out the new season of Shark Tank on ABC tonight.