Mark Cuban, while admitting he’s not a fan of Trump, refused to take the bait from ABC’s The View host Sunny Hostin who wanted him to criticize Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak:
.@mcuban calls America’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic “a failure of leadership across the entire political spectrum.”
— The View (@TheView) March 25, 2020
Hostin started out by suggesting that Trump’s refusal to respond quickly and appropriately to the spread of the coronavirus “cost lives”, and asked Cuban to respond. But he saw it differently and refused to criticize Trump:
"You know, I'm not a fan of President Trump. But I'm not going to rip on him either because any senator could have stood up and said something and screamed loud. Any congressperson could have. Nobody did. And so, I didn't have high expectations for President Trump but I'm not going to throw him under the bus. I think it was a failure of leadership across the entire political spectrum. Anybody who had access to information that typical citizens did not should have been loud and clear and nobody did."
Hostin then pointed to Trump’s rising approval rating, asking if they were underestimating how Americans viewed Trump’s handling of this crisis:
"No, I mean look. He's doing the best can. Here's what I'll say. And again, I'm not a fan of his but what's real is real. When you have imperfect information, you make imperfect decisions. We're not in a ready, aim, fire mode. We're in a ready, fire, aim mode and that makes it tough. And so, no matter what he did, it's going to be wrong for some people."
He continues along those lines so be sure and listen to the video. But I like that Cuban is trying to be fair to Trump and, where he sees a failure, is not just singling him out for all the blame. Which is more than we can say about Hostin, who yesterday accused Trump of only wanting to reopen the economy because it’s hurting his hotel business.