JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is shading Donald Trump, saying he could bet him in the presidential election and get a final dig at the president's net worth, before forgetting him and saying he was not running for president. 2020 race
Dimon hit Trump where it could hurt, since it is said that the president is sensitive about his position in the society of the city of New York, how he earned his money and his intelligence.
"I think he could beat Trump," Dimon said Wednesday morning at an event held at the Park Avenue headquarters at his bank, according to CNBC. "Because I'm as hard as he is, I'm smarter than him, I'd be fine, he could hit me all he wants, it would not work with me, I'd fight immediately.
"I think I could beat Trump," said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
Dimon then issued a statement saying he would not challenge President Trump in 2020
He added that the party that would have problems with the elections is to win the Democratic nomination.
"I can not beat the liberal side of the Democratic Party," he said.
He also referred to Trump's social position in New York.
"I grew up in a poorer part of Queens than him, but I'm a banker, I'm part of the elite," said Dimon. "I do not think the American public sees Trump as part of the elite, they look at him as the upstart who hit the elite in the nose every day."
And he had one last dig, saying he earned his money, unlike Trump, whose father gave him $ 1 million in seed money.
"And, by the way, this rich New Yorker actually earned his money," said Dimon. "It was not a gift from dad."
But on Wednesday afternoon he was clarifying his comments, sending a statement saying he would not run for president.
I should not have said it. I'm not running for president. Prove that he would not be a good politician. I'm frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems, "said Dimon, according to Bloomberg.
In the event, he also pointed to his wife Judith but that he thinks it would be a really interesting White House if she were the first lady.
"It would be a bit … do you remember the program & # 39; The Nanny & # 39; with Fran Drescher? She says that, not me," she said.
Dimon, who has become a multimillionaire thanks to his participation in JPMorgan Chase, is a long-time donor to Democrats. It was speculated, after the election of President Barack Obama, that he would be named secretary of the Treasury, but finally the work went to Timothy Geithner.
President Donald Trump with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon as he greets attendees during a meeting of the Strategic and Policy Forum at the White House in February 2017
He served in the Trump Strategic and Policy Forum, where he was criticized for not giving up as other executives did in the wake of Trump's controversies. For example, Bob Iger of Disney resigned him after the president withdrew the US. of the Paris Agreements.
Trump dissolved the board after being criticized for not having sufficiently condemned white supremacists after the Charlottesville rally last August.
Dimon has said that while he disagreed with Trump politically, he felt it was his patriotic duty to serve on the council.
During the 2008 financial crisis, Dimon drove his company through turbulent waters with JPMorgan Chase, the only bank that showed profits during that time. The New York Times, in a profile of Dimon, called it "America's Least Hated Banker."
Actor Bill Pullman played Dimon in the HBO movie about the crisis & # 39; Too Big To Fail & # 39;