Mark Cuban and Carl Icahn clash on Twitter over Donald Trump

Mark Cuban endorses Clinton, rips Trump

Billionaires Mark Cuban and Carl Icahn clashed on Twitter on Monday over the economic platforms proposed by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The back-and-forth started early on Monday morning when Cuban, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," responded to a tweet from Icahn, in which the hedge fund billionaire ripped the Democratic nominee's economic proposals that she discussed in a Thursday speech.

Icahn wrote on Thursday, "How do you 'unleash the power of corporations' if you do nothing about the strangulating regulations, which she said zero about."

"@Carl_C_Icahn sure hasnt stopped you from investing in companies Carl , has it?" Cuban posted. "Regs can improve, no doubt, but trump plan is a disaster."

Responding to a tweet from Business Insider's Bob Bryan shortly after, Cuban said that he likes Icahn, but that it "doesn't mean I won't give him s--- when he is wrong. And he is wrong about Trump."

Icahn, who said on Monday following Trump's economic speech that the Manhattan billionaire did a great job, fired back at Cuban later on Monday morning.

"@mcuban it sure has stopped me and thousands of others from making capital investments in companies," Icahn posted on Twitter, adding, "Cap spending is way down b/c companies r worried about onerous regs - which is diminishing productivity & our ability to compete."

Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York, in this file photo taken February 11, 2014.    REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/FilesJustin Sullivan/Getty Images

Cuban responded on Monday afternoon, asking Icahn to "think of the bigger picture."

"I get you are huge in energy and that sucks right now," he wrote. "But can you think of the bigger picture?"

He then used Icahn's energy investments as a reason to question the billionaire, asking why he picks "the most regulated industries to invest in?"

Cuban recently endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally in Pittsburgh, his hometown. He called Trump a "jagoff" — a popular, demeaning slang term frequently used in western Pennsylvania — during the event. The brash billionaire has ripped Trump repeatedly on social media in recent months.

Earlier in the cycle, Cuban expressed interest in serving as either Trump's or Clinton's running mate before souring on the real-estate magnate's candidacy.

Icahn has promoted Trump's candidacy since early in the presidential cycle, and Trump has touted Icahn along the campaign trail.

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Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush has not endorsed Trump, and insiders revealed in September he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was one of Donald Trump's primary targets during the primary season. 

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Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stayed in the primary longer than most other candidates, and notably refused to appear at the GOP convention in the same arena with Trump, attending other events instead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close friend to Sen. John McCain, has been a vocal critic of Trump's. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Although he didn't endorse Trump during the 2016 convention, Ted Cruz eventually changed his mind, saying in September he'd vote for the GOP nominee (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) 
Pictured: George Pataki participates in CNBC's 'Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate' live from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday, October 28th at 6PM ET / 8PM ET -- (Photo by: David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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