Mark Cuban recently read and sang to children at the Audelia Library. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

(Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

It seems that every few months the hashtag #MarkCuban2020 resurfaces on Twitter, as if social media is bracing itself for the day that the Preston Hollow billionaire confirms he’s running for office.

Mark Cuban’s criticism of President Donald Trump stretches from social media to CNN interviews. Speculation that he wouldn’t mind campaigning ran rampant in 2016, with even Ralph Nader suggesting he had a shot in the next election.

Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth devoted nearly 5,000 words to whether Cuban wanted to lead the country. The article, published in April, didn’t come to a definitive conclusion.

The Advocate also asked Cuban his thoughts about politics in an interview for an upcoming story. He completely dodged the question — not that we were terribly surprised about that.

Then, on Sunday, the Dallas Morning News reported that Cuban challenged Trump at New York’s Ozy Fest and said, “If he lasts four years, I’ll be there to kick his a**. We’ll see. I’m not making any proclamations yet.”

Cuban’s continuous backpedaling is a tad confusing, so we may not know for another three years if #MarkCuban2020 is a possibility. But if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can run for president, it looks like anything is possible.


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