Mark Cuban to Democrats: Call Trump’s Bluff on Paris Agreement

June 2, 2017, 11:41 AM UTC

Billionaire investor and TV personality Mark Cuban tweeted some advice for Democrats after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

“If Dems are smart, they should call for immediate meetings w POTUS to determine how to get back in the Paris Agreement,” the Shark Tank investor and owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks wrote Thursday. He then added that Democrats should “call his bluff” and “put him on the spot” to make him “respond and commit to terms.”

Cuban, who supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the election, went on to say that Trump’s opposers should “Propose a deal that protects our environment, economy and jobs and gives us flexibility.” He continued: “Make him respond point by point. Be transparent.”

This is not the first time there have been clashes between Trump and Cuban on social media. Last February, the U.S. President took aim at the investor on Twitter, writing: “I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn’t interested in taking all of his calls. He’s not smart enough to run for president!” Cuban’s initial response merely said “Lol.”

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