Mark Cuban says that most Trump voters are not “stupid” or “racist”, but misled by Fox News, Facebook and Trump.

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Mark Cuban has always spoken out loudly against the policies of Donald Trump, but now he seems to be handing the president’s supporters an olive branch.

Matthew Sheffield, a journalist who has long reported on conservative issues, twittered on Friday that Republican voters should not be characterized as horrible people. Rather, he argued, they would be misled, and liberal media mocking them would only exacerbate the country’s tense mood. The Cuban today shared Sheffield’s post and agreed with the opinion.

Sheffield wrote that “tens of millions of people who vote for Republicans are not deplorable. They are deceived. And the mocking and tribalistic reporting that leftist media often engage in only makes things worse. Only love can defeat hate.”

Cuban commented on a retweet of the item: “Agree to this. The overwhelming majority of Trump voters are NOT stupid, not racist, not anti-science. They are deceived by Fox, FB, politicians and Trump. Mockery, gloating and resentment continue to divide us. We must start talking again and come together as Americans”.

At the same time, the tens of millions of people who vote Republicans are not to be lamented. They are misled. And the derisive and tribalistic reporting that leftist media often engage in only makes things worse. Only love can defeat hate.

– Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) November 7, 2020

Agree to that. The overwhelming majority of Trump voters are NOT stupid, not racist, not anti-scientific. They are deceived by Fox, FB, politicians and Trump. Mockery, gloating and resentment continue to divide us. We must start talking again and come together as Americans https://t.co/6ug7Dj79oD

– Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 9, 2020

The Cuban then tweeted a few more messages to further clarify his feelings.

Let me rephrase something. Media and especially social media can have a very strong influence on hearts and minds. This is not limited to Trump supporters, but IMHO, Trump himself has created a lot of misinformation that has been presented as fact and reinforced by these platforms.

– Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 9, 2020

As @mattsheffield noted, and I agree, the right-wing media have put their support of the trump card as a goal above journalism. Left-wing media tried to use facts to discredit trumps. We can argue about both. But we are here now, and it is important to move forward and come together.

– Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 9, 2020

In recent years, the Cuban has increasingly spoken about politics. Although he described his own views as libertarian, he supported Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden earlier this year.

The Cuban, who became famous as a very hands-on owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and as one of the “shark” investors in the successful ABC reality series Shark Tank, once claimed that Trump had suggested that he himself should consider running the White House. Although the Cuban never said whether these comments influenced him, the entrepreneur revealed in a CNN interview in June that he briefly considered running as an independent candidate.

Although the Cuban once said he had nothing against Trump personally, he has often criticized Trump’s performance as president. The Cuban was particularly angry about Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent Instagram live interview with Rhett Buttle, the Biden campaign’s national economic adviser, the Cuban also said the Democrat was better for the economy. He told Buttle on November 2: “One must always be aware that without leadership there is instability. And instability is the worst thing that can happen to a company”.

He went on to say: “Just as Donald Trump so completely botched the response to COVID, he has destroyed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of businesses.

According to his tweets today, the Cuban believes that the media is no help in the country’s divisions. His offices argued that both conservative and liberal media voices had set an unfortunate tone for the country. The Cuban, however, blamed Trump, who, according to the Cuban, “created a lot of misinformation that was presented as fact and reinforced by these platforms.

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