Tuesday on the Fox Business Network, network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino reported NBA Dallas Mavericks franchise owner and supporter of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid was “warming up” to Donald Trump’s presidency.
Gasparino said Cuban credited Gary Cohn, the chairman of President Donald Trump’s National Economic Council, who he claimed was leading a “Democratic invasion” of the White House.
“Before the speech, we did an exclusive interview with Mark Cuban,” Gasparino said. “And what was interesting about this is Mark Cuban has been a constant critic of Donald Trump, supported Hillary Clinton. And here’s what he told us: that he is warming up now to the Trump presidency. That was before the speech. This is very populist speech. Why does Cuban like the new Donald Trump over last couple weeks? Much more ideologically diverse he says. He likes the fact that Gary Cohn, Democrat, head of the NEC, National Economic Council, Ivanka, his daughter playing a role and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, they’re all Democrats, they’re playing a bigger role within the White House.”
“And he actually said at one point — we’re going to write this up for Foxbusiness.com — that Gary Cohn is leading a Democratic invasion of the White House and that’s why he thinks is starting to moderate on several issues,” he continued. “What he pointed out to us economic policy mainly. That you don’t, you hear him walking back tax cuts unless they can get big savings from health care. You hear him talk less about NAFTA, except for here. He did mention NAFTA here.”
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