Politics

Mark Cuban Says Trump ‘Doesn’t Have the Cash’ to Boost Campaign

'It’s rare that you see someone get stupider before your eyes'

AP

Mark Cuban tore into Donald Trump’s claim that he could self-fund his presidential bid after newly released campaign finance filings revealed abysmal fundraising numbers.

Cuban launched his criticisms as Trump moved to downplay the Federal Election Commission report showing that his campaign entered June with less than $1.3 million cash on hand.

Hillary Clinton's campaign began the month with $42 million, and was out-raising Trump nine-to-one.

Cuban predicted earlier this month that Trump would "have to grovel" for donations as he moved into the general, arguing that the presumptive GOP nominee would be more "beholden" to donors than Clinton.

The billionaire "Shark Tank" judge later criticized Trump during an interview with Extra where he gave the business mogul credit for becoming "stupider" as the campaign rolls along.

"It’s rare that you see someone get stupider before your eyes, but he’s really working at it…You have to give him credit. It’s a difficult thing to do, but he’s accomplished it."

In two separate interviews Tuesday, Trump maintained that he could pour his own cash into the general election if necessary.

"I have a lot of cash and I can do like I did with the other," Trump said on Fox News, referencing his primary bid. "Just spend money on myself and go happily along, and I think I win that way."