Media executive Barry Diller called Donald Trump's presidential run an "evil miracle," telling CNBC on Tuesday that he can't believe the GOP presidential candidate's campaign is still going.
This isn't the first time that Diller and Trump have butted heads. At the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in New York, Diller said he would move out of the country if Trump won the election. He also called him a "self-promoting huckster who found a vein. A vein of meanness and nastiness." Trump tweeted on Saturday that Diller was a "sad and pathetic figure," pointing out Diller's losses on The Daily Beast and Newsweek and saying the executive was "100 percent clueless on Internet."
Diller also expressed his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the election in his interview with CNBC, despite intense scrutiny. He said that he believed Clinton's long time in the political spotlight had made her a target.
Overall, Diller expressed disgust at the "horrible process we found ourselves in."
"The only thing that I would like for [the election] is to be over because he has lasted too long," Diller said. "And, I really hope that the one thing that comes out of this is we will, first of all, say 'Please do not speak of politics for at least another year and a half.' Although I fear the next hour of the next day, we'll be off to the races again."
Diller's comments came at Virtuous Circle 2016, in Menlo Park, California. The conference brings together internet business leaders and elected officials to talk about industry trends, policy and innovation. IAC is the parent company of such internet businesses as Match Group, Home Advisor and Vimeo, as well as publications like The Daily Beast and CollegeHumor. It also owned Expedia, which it spun out into Expedia, Inc. in 2005.