I ran with an exclusive interview I conducted tonight with Mark Cuban about his views on Donald Trump and whether he thinks he’d make a good VP running mate for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Find it here.

gina smith bio It’s been a couple of years since I last spoke to Mark Cuban, someone I first met when I was a young 20-something tech reporter covering Microsoft for PC Week. Later, I worked with him to get a comment on the biography of Apple founder Steve Wozniak I wrote back in 2006 (iWoz: Norton, 2006/2014) and again in 2011 for an exclusive investigation I did for ComputerWorld on patent trolls.

He responded speedily, articulate as always. So tonight, looking at all the pieces that have run in the last few days featuring Cuban’s criticisms of Donald, I shot him an email. Last summer, media everywhere was trumpeting how the billionaire entrepreneur and Mavericks’ owner was firmly in the Trump camp. That surprised me then. So today I asked him, “why the change.”

Cuban emailed me back minutes later with an explanation, beginning with the statement “I never said I’d vote for Donald Trump.” He also talked a bit about his readiness to be a running mate, not to Trump, but to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The whole story is here where I posted it, at aNewDomain.

After all this time, I still get all excited to nab an exclusive. Funny, hmm? Read the piece here.

Cover image credit:by Keith Allison (Flickr: Mark Cuban) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Gina Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of Apple founder Steve Wozniak's biography, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It. A former national TV correspondent and nationally syndicated talk radio host, she is an award winning tech journalist and editorial director of aNewDomain Media, which produces independent journalistic blogs and content for Fortune 50 companies. Separately.

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