Mark Cuban says he'd consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Though Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't have the time to run for President of the United States, he thinks he can find the time to serve as potential Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton's vice president.

In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday's "Meet the Press" on NBC, Cuban was asked if he would listen if the Clinton campaign came to him offering the vice presidency.

"Absolutely," Cuban responded while adding that he would seek to alter some of Clinton's platform were he to become her running mate.

"If she's willing to listen, if she's willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I'm wide open to discussing it," Cuban said.

His hypothetical interest in being the country's next veep comes a week after Cubantold The Washington Post that a group of conservative politicians had asked him to run as a third-party candidate in this year's presidential election.

The band of Republican politicians, according to the Post, were attempting to block presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and believed that Cuban would resonate with voters.

Like Trump, the 57-year-old Cuban is a billionaire with a reality television show.

Although he said he would "put [Trump] in his place," Cuban told the Post that he does not anticipate running for president this year, saying "there isn't enough time."

Asked later by if he would consider running for president four years from now, Cuban replied, "No comment."

Information from ESPN's Tim MacMahon was used in this report.