Mark Cuban hits 'shameful' plans for White House Christmas party without COVID-19 stimulus
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Mark CubanMark CubanOn The Money: Consumer prices jumped 5 percent annually in May | GOP senators say bipartisan group has infrastructure deal Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy Mark Cuban on Trump social media bans: It's 'the right thing to do' MORE slammed the White House for holding a lavish Christmas party amid the coronavirus pandemic, especially as Congress hasn't passed a COVID-19 relief bill.

In a video interview with TMZ released Friday, the billionaire business maven and Dallas Mavericks owner said images of lawmakers celebrating in gowns and tuxedos as the majority of the country is struggling would be "shameful" and "stomach-turning."

"No one's against someone celebrating Christmas and the holidays, more power to them," Cuban said. "But the timing, the circumstances... do your job."


The "Shark Tank" star said a federal stimulus bill should be lawmakers' top priority right now. Despite recent stock market highs and a relatively stable economy, people are going hungry across the country as the pandemic rages on, he pointed out.

"People are looking for any help they can get and none of our politicians are anywhere to be found," Cuban told TMZ. "Here we are celebrating and they should be doing their job and getting stimulus to the people."

"You represent the people of your district," he added. "If you have people in your district that are going hungry, why are you not speaking up?"

The White House did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.