Mark Cuban defends Trump after Dem lawmaker accused him of being too broke to pay $454m judgment

Mark Cuban defended Donald Trump on Tuesday after a Democratic lawmaker accused the former president of lying about his net worth.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) used the hashtag “TrumpIsBroke” in a post on X after the former president’s lawyers told a New York court that the 77-year-old failed to secure the nine-figure bond sum in his civil fraud case despite approaching more than 30 firms.

“Trump claims he is a billionaire. But he can’t pay a $464 million judgment. That means he is lying. How do I know? Math,” Lieu wrote.

Cuban, a billionaire entrepreneur and former “Shark Tank” host, came to Trump’s defense in a lengthy response to the Democratic congressman, arguing that “Net worth is completely different than cash in the bank.”

“Ted, you know I’m no supporter of Trump. That’s for damn sure,” Cuban, 65, began his post.

“How anyone can vote for someone who has so many of his executive employees turn on him, and, say he is incompetent is beyond me.”

“But you are wrong on this topic Ted.”

Cuban noted that in a “zero interest rate environment,” it would’ve been “dumb” for Trump to keep his cash in a bank or money market account.

“Also dumb was keeping interest rates that low for that long. Something Trump demanded more of,” the Dallas Mavericks minority owner claimed.



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