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Cuban: Trump is not 'a reflection of an entrepreneur'

Mark Cuban
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Mark Cuban

While Mark Cuban once praised Donald Trump for his brash, unrehearsed rhetoric, the Dallas Mavericks owner seems to have changed his tune.

"I like the guy, but that doesn't mean I agree with his position," Cuban said on MSNBC's "MTP Daily" on Monday. Cuban isn't convinced that Trump has the entrepreneurial chops.

"He is a savant when it comes to real estate, but, he hasn't really demonstrated that ability in other business ventures," Cuban said. "He puts his names on products that make no sense. The products he put his name suggests that he just needed the money. Steaks, suits, water, university, there's no rhyme or reason there."

Cuban cites Trump's "Seinfeld candidacy" and inability to evolve as key reasons that he doesn't fit the bill.

"I don't see him as a reflection of a CEO or a reflection of an entrepreneur," Cuban said. "He's good at what he's good at, but I don't know that that's applicable."

Representatives for Donald Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Still, Cuban does think that the skills of a business leader makes for a good president.

"You have to be knowledgeable, you have to be prepared, you have to be willing to learn, you have to have a thirst for knowledge," he said.

In case you were wondering, Cuban reiterated that he will not run for president this year.

"There's not enough time and it just wouldn't work," Cuban said on Monday. The billionaire says he declined when he was approached by a group of Republicans to mount a third-party bid against presumptive Republican presidential candidate Trump.