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Mark Cuban Had a Surprising Reaction to the Election of Donald Trump

November 9, 2016, 4:59 PM UTC
Mark Cuban introduces Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a Pennsylvania Democratic Party rally at Heinz Field November 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mark Cuban wants us to give Donald Trump a chance.

The billionaire investor and star of ABC’s Shark Tank took to Twitter early on Wednesday morning to respond to the unexpected results of this presidential election. He entreated his followers to not automatically dismiss a Donald Trump presidency and, despite their feelings about the election outcome, to continue to act as a unified nation. He ended with a verse from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Hours later he reminded American voters that, even though Donald Trump won more electoral votes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. And even though she won’t be president, those voices still matter.

Soon after Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, Cuban supported the candidate, and even said he would consider being his vice president if he were asked.

Not too long after that, Cuban turned on the Republican candidate and spent the rest of the election cycle as one of his most outspoken critics. He has called Trump a “superstar liar” and an “immediate danger” to national security, and said that he seems to have gotten “stupider” before our eyes.