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Mark Cuban open to being Trump’s or Clinton’s VP

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Investor Mark Cuban would consider being the running mate for either Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton or presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, he said in an interview with NBC anchor Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”

“Absolutely,” he said when Todd asked whether he’d consider running on Clinton’s ticket. “The key would be that she’d have to go more to the center.”

{mosads}He said he liked that Clinton “had thought out proposals.” 

“That’s a good thing because at least we get to see exactly where she stands,” he said. “But I think Sen. [Bernie] Sanders has dragged her a little bit too far to the left.”

And Cuban, who called himself an independent, said he would also be open to discussing a vice presidential spot with Trump. 

“I’d have the same conversation for Donald,” he said. “I think Donald has a real chance to win, and that’s scary to a lot of people. But what’s scary about it to me is that you can see him now trying to do what he thinks is right to unify the party.”

He said he does take issue with Trump’s “on-the-surface” considerations of everyone he speaks to, which Cuban said is “coming across as if he’s proposing things based off the last person he talks to.” 

“To me, that’s a problem,” Cuban said. 

Todd asked the investor whether he thought Trump was capable of changing his tone and rhetoric, which has been at the center of much of the controversy surrounding the GOP presidential candidate. 

“With Donald, could he change? You know, it’s possible for anybody to change,” Cuban said. “But, you know, I just don’t see evidence that he wants to change. I think he’s trying to do what he thinks is the right thing right now. But there’s just so much coming at him at once; he’s looking for shortcuts. And this is just not a job where there’re shortcuts.”

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