Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban sat down for an interview with The Daily Caller where he praised President Donald Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that is gripping the country and the rest of the world.
At the time of this writing, more than 148,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S. At least 2,575 people have died because of the virus.
What are the details?
During the interview with outlet's White House Correspondent Maranda Finney, Cuban said he gives credit to the president for his strong grip on the country and the COVID-19 crisis.
Finney said, "I'm curious how do you think the president is doing when it comes to addressing citizens of America during this COVID-19 pandemic, and what kind of grade would you possibly give him?"
"Look, I'm not gonna throw anybody under the bus," he began, echoing sentiments he made during last week's tele-appearance on "The View" when co-host Sunny Hostin attempted to bait him into bashing the president over his response to the coronavirus.
"I'm not a fan of Donald Trump's as president, I haven't been for awhile, but, that said, he's obviously adjusted and adapted, and he's doing his best," he continued. "We are where we are."
Cuban said that Trump has taken a backseat to let others shine in the fight against the virus, and the positive benefits are obvious.
"In the past, it wasn't all that long ago when he was saying — people were thinking, wondering how he understood medicine so well. They thought he was just a genius for being able to understand all this stuff, but now he's kind of evolved to the point where he's putting his experts up front," he reasoned. "There's a reason why Dr. [Anthony] Fauci became a rock star, and he's only a rock star because Donald Trump stepped aside."
He also pointed to Dr. Deborah Birx, who he also called a "rock star" for her hard work in educating the public about the severity of the disease.
What else did Cuban say?
"The head of FEMA, the surgeon general, there's just people who have really put themselves out there and put themselves at risk, and during the press conferences, he steps aside," Cuban added. "He's not even in camera shot, and that's good. And I give him all the credit in the world. Do I like the side comments and all the picking on journalists? No, never have, never will. That's who he is, but credit earned is credit deserved, and so I'll give him credit where we're at right now."
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