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Jamie Dimon says he could beat Trump in an election but not liberals: 'I'm smarter that he is'

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J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon made some interesting comments on today's political affairs, even though he's said publicly he won't run for president and is committed to head the bank for the neRead full story

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  • I’m adding this to the list of ... why? Dear god, why does Jamie Dimon feel the need to go here only to have to walk it back. Really? “

    "And by the way this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money," Dimon added. "It wasn't a gift from Daddy.”

  • First - The smartest person doesn't win elections - obviously.

    Second - I hope this doesn't distract Trump too much on a day when he should be focusing on the Hurricane.

    Third - Put up or shut up Jamie!

  • Anyone who thinks beating Trump in the next election will be easy is fooling themselves. He’s a formidable candidate with a deft talent for manipulating sentiment and media. And a thoroughly devoted base. Brace yourself for a battle.

  • By that logic, my 4yo could be President . She’s smarter than Trump.

  • While I find this amusing, I have this to say to you Jamie Dimon just in case you’re following me on NewsPicks: “Be bigger than this, man.”

  • Voters don’t want anyone smart-you are not dumb enough.

  • But can Jamie Dimon rouse wrestling-fan levels of support and has he done so campaign-style for years?

    It's not hard to be smarter than Donald Trump but the man is cunning and practice. Trump knows how to rally a crowd.

  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. (Dimon is not a fool, but his comments were plain foolish, particularly the apology)

    “I should not have said it. I'm not running for president," said Dimon about an hour after he said the original statement. "Proves I wouldn't make a good politician. I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems.”

  • Another disaster promising to save us from success.

  • I’ve been listening to Dimon for almost a decade now and he has been angling towards this for a while. He has spent a lot of time giving to candidates, expressing supporting or condemnation for policies, suggesting his own outlooks and policies, and most importantly hitting the morning and Sunday shows. He is a smart guy no doubt but has really only talked about domestic policies but even then only related directly to economic development, he hasn’t given enough data about himself to really get some

    I’ve been listening to Dimon for almost a decade now and he has been angling towards this for a while. He has spent a lot of time giving to candidates, expressing supporting or condemnation for policies, suggesting his own outlooks and policies, and most importantly hitting the morning and Sunday shows. He is a smart guy no doubt but has really only talked about domestic policies but even then only related directly to economic development, he hasn’t given enough data about himself to really get some support but he has time and is clearly thinking about it.

  • Yea... right... you're the smartest guy in the room. Just like Obama... and look where that got us.

  • So easy to say you could have won from the bus stop after you decided not to play in the game.

  • SHEER NONSENSE !!!!!

  • You mean just as Obama gave us enough information to make a truly informed decision??

  • Hes got my vote

  • I guess he feared a twitter broadside

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