Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mark Cuban Gets Political

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mark Cuban Gets Political

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Fresh off his visit to Pittsburgh for the Hillary Clinton rally last weekend, "Shark Tank" star and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban attended ABC's press tour stars party Thursday night and described his trip back to Western Pennsylvania as an adventure.

"I had some time to take a walk up Liberty in the Strip District and it was great to see how much it was developed," Mr. Cuban said. "Once I made the decision to support Hillary, I told them, if you're going to Pittsburgh, I'm from Pittsburgh and I'll be there."

Mr. Cuban said he prefers to remain mostly apolitical but this election cycle he was prompted to act.

"Normally I wouldn't endorse - Oh, you're a celebrity; oh, you're a sports guy - but this is such an aberrational election," he said. "I just thought to myself, there's a real chance if [Donald Trump] wins his lack of respect for our treaties, his lack of respect for our allies, his lack of knowledge of deterrence could lead to - not him dropping a bomb necessarily, but someone like Russia going out there and trying to do a land grab like they did in Crimea and extend that just to challenge us and that leading to a world war. …

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