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Cuban: Gridlock Will Be Stifling If Clinton Wins

Government gridlock during a Hillary Clinton administration would be "a thousand times worse" than anything Americans have seen so far, billionaire businessman Mark Cuban said.

The Dallas Mavericks owner has been outspoken on the presidential race, offering his thoughts in media interviews and even saying he would give thought to running as a vice presidential candidate if asked by either candidate.

But that didn't stop him from predicting doom if Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is elected president.

"The customer's always right. The voter's always right," Cuban told CNN's Chris Cuomo on June 9, according to the Washington Examiner. "She hasn't done a good enough job of humanizing herself and as a result, post-election, if Hillary wins, if we think gridlock is bad now, if we think approval ratings for Congress are bad now, it's going to be a thousand times worse."

The usual Clinton counter, Cuomo pointed out, is to say that she'll fall back on a deep well of experience -- that she knows how presidential politics go from being a First Lady and that she knows how to work with lawmakers and cabinet secretaries from her time as a New York senator and Secretary of State.

"You don't buy the Clinton argument that 'I've been there before, these people know me, they'll work with me?'" Cuomo asked Cuban.

"No, of course not," Cuban replied. "Because if you look at what the obstructionism that the Republican Party has offered to Obama, it's going to be a thousand times worse for Hillary Clinton."

Presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump would be better at working across the political aisle than Clinton, Cuban said. According to him, Clinton's image is too tarnished, and Republicans have successfully painted her as an automaton who's disconnected from the American public.

"I mean, it’s horrible to say for a presidential candidate we’re talking about humanizing, right, but they made her not human," Cuban said, according to Mediaite. "They demonized her so bad with Hillary and all this name-calling that she has got, if she has any hope of accomplishing anything, if she wins, she is going to have to get out there and really connect."

Clinton, who declared victory in the Democratic primary after the June 7 primaries, has not yet responded to Cuban's remarks. Her last few tweets had to do with climate change and entrepreneurship, and her last live interview was on June 8 with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

During that interview, she appeared focused on her next major challenge -- uniting the Democrats after a contentious primary.

"I know how it feels to have waged a hard-fought campaign and to fall short," Clinton told Cooper. "My supporters were passionate, Sen. Sanders' supporters were passionate. I totally respect their feelings. I called Sen. Sanders last night to congratulate him on the really extraordinary campaign he has run. And I'm looking forward to working with him to achieve our common goal, which is to defeat Donald Trump."

Sources: Washington Examiner, Mediaite, CNN / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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