Mark Cuban uses football analogy to roil Donald Trump
Mark Cuban used a football analogy to rip into Donald Trump on Tuesday on Twitter.
The brash billionaire tweeted, ".@realDonaldTrump's situational awareness is so bad he would punt on 1st down. Every possession."
On Tuesday, as President Barack Obama was calling on Republican leaders to withdraw their endorsements of Trump amid his latest controversy involving his criticism of a Gold Star family that spoke against him at the Democratic National Convention, Trump thanked a military veteran at a rally in Virginia for giving him his Purple Heart, remarking that he always wanted to receive the medal.
The Purple Heart is awarded to military members who are wounded or killed while serving.
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"You know, something very nice just happened to me," Trump said shortly after taking the stage in Ashburn, Virginia. "A man came up to me and he handed me his Purple Heart. Now I said to him, I said to him, 'Is that like the real one or is that a copy?' And he said, 'That's my real Purple Heart, I have such confidence in you.' And I said, 'Man, that's like, that's like big stuff.'"
He then riffed: "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier."
Trump then invited the veteran up on stage.
The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and host of ABC's "Shark Tank" recently endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally in Pittsburgh, Cuban's hometown. He called Trump a "jagoff" — a popular demeaning slang term frequently used in western Pennsylvania.
Earlier in the cycle, Cuban expressed interest in serving as either Trump's or Clinton's running mate before souring on the Manhattan billionaire's candidacy.
Pamela Engel contributed to this story.
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