Mark Cuban Went to the Presidential Debate to Troll Donald Trump, and All Hell Broke Loose (Video)
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been a very vocal critic of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and last week he trolled Trump with a tweet promising to sit in the front row at the first presidential debate on Monday night.
Trump’s response was exactly the kind we’ve come to expect from the reality television personality-turned-politician.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 23, 2016
If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
For those too young to remember, Gennifer Flowers was a woman with whom former president Bill Clinton admitted to having an affair back in the 1990s. So yeah, that response was a pretty low blow.
Of course, Trump did not bring Flowers to the debate, because that would have been insane even for him. But Mark Cuban kept up his end of the bargain. He showed up at Hofstra University on Monday night and caused a wild stampede of reporters trying to get an interview.
You think I’m kidding? Because I’m not. Check out one reporter’s reaction to another woman getting in her way as she tried to get to Cuban:
According to Buzzfeed, the reporter is Al Jazeera English reporter Kimberly Halkett.
So what did Cuban have to say to the reporters who didn’t get boxed out?
“First of all, when I tweeted that I was going to sit in the first row, I didn’t have a first-row seat,” Cuban explained. “I knew that it would get under his skin and drive him crazy. Mission accomplished.”
“Second, I got tickets because I wanted to bring my 13-year-old daughter, whose birthday it was yesterday,” Cuban continued. “Unfortunately, we’ve been getting death threats, and Trumpians have been trying to hack everything we have, so I’ve had to spend too much time on security and protecting my family. So that’s unfortunate. I don’t blame that on Donald—that’s just part of the game.”
“Third,” Cuban said, “I’m not here to cause a scene.”
Mission not accomplished there, man.
Hat Tip – [Business Insider]