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Mark Cuban: Donald Trump ‘best thing to happen to politics’

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WASHINGTON (July 29, 2015) – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had nothing but praise for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling the real estate developer “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long time” on Tuesday via his CyberDust app.

“I don’t care what his actual positions are,” Cuban wrote, according to Business Insider. “I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”

Cuban, who said he voted for Obama in 2008, said he appreciates Trump’s attitude and has little concern for his policies.

“I don’t care what his actual positions are,” Cuban wrote. “I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”

Cuban says Trump’s willingness to withstand the scrutiny that comes with running for political office was admirable.

“Up until Trump announced his candidacy, the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run,” Cuban wrote. “You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed. In other words, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run.”

People who feared that the media would focus too much on their private lives would not want to run, Cuban said.

“The Donald is changing all of that. He has changed the game and for that he deserves a lot of credit,” the basketball owner said.