WHEN: Today, Monday, January 30
WHERE: CNBC's "Squawk Box"
Following are excerpts from the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with billionaire investor Mark Cuban on CNBC's "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM M ET) today, Monday, January 30. Following are links to the video on CNBC.com: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000588788 and http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000588787.
All references must be sourced to CNBC.
CUBAN ON TRUMP'S COMMUNICATION
EVERYTHING SEEMS RUSHED. IT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE SAFE. IF HE'S GOING TO KEEP US SAFE, WHY DID HE LEAVE SO MANY COUNTRIES THAT HOST TERRORISM OFF THE LIST? HE WAS VERY CLEAR DURING THE CAMPAIGN THAT ISIS WAS EVERYWHERE. SO IF WE'RE TRYING TO STAY SAFE, WHY LEAVE IT OFF? MAYBE HE'S GOT A GOOD REASON FOR IT, BUT HE'S NOT COMMUNICATING THAT TO ANY OF US.
CUBAN ON TRUMP'S COMMUNICATION STYLE AND TWITTER
WHAT IS HIS LEADERSHIP STYLE? WHAT'S HIS COMMUNICATION STYLE? JUST TWEETING IS NOT COMMUNICATING. LOOK, IT'S ONE THING TO SAY I USE TWITTER TO COMMUNICATE. BUT THE REALITY IS, WHAT, 15% OF AMERICANS ARE ON TWITTER. SO IT'S THE MEDIA THAT REALLY COMMUNICATES WITH MOST OF US. AND IF YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS AVAILABLE, WHY NOT USE THEM? WHY NOT GO ON, GIVE AN IN DEPTH ANALYSIS OR DETAILS OF WHY YOU WANT TO DO OR WHY YOU'RE DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING. WE'RE JUST NOT SEEING ANY OF THAT AND THAT'S WHAT CONCERNS ME MORE THAN ANYTHING.
CUBAN ON TRUMP'S COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN SOUNDS REALLY, REALLY GOOD IF YOU'RE TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR A DEAL. IT DOESN'T SOUND REALLY GOOD WHEN IT'S OBVIOUS THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE COUNTRY DOESN'T UNDERSTAND IT OR DOESN'T AGREE WITH IT. LEADERSHIP CAN MEAN A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT AT SOME POINT, YOU HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T AGREE WITH YOU BECAUSE OTHERWISE, YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME MORE AND MORE DIVISIVE.
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