Banker Jamie Dimon: ‘I think I could beat Trump’

13 September, 2018, 04:27 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Jamie Dimon says he could beat Trump: 'I'm smarter than he is' | TheHill

Dimon, a brash Wall Street executive with a history of making off-the-cuff remarks, told reporters at an event at JPMorgan headquarters Wednesday that "I think I could beat Trump".

"I should not have said it", he said in a statement.

When previously disavowing any intent of running for the USA presidency, Dimon has said he's not sure being a corporate leader translates well into the political arena.

'I should not have said it.

"And by the way, this wealthy New Yorker [pointing to himself] actually earned his money", the CEO said. 'It wasn't a gift from Daddy'.


Dimon said his original remark "proves I wouldn't make a good politician. I'm not running for president", the CEO said about an hour after the original exchange. "If you talk to anyone involved in business - forget banks and big business - talk to small businesses - do it yourself, don't ask me - they'll tell you it's crippling", said Dimon. "I am part of the elite". 'I don't think the American public looks at Trump as part of the elite.

The White House had no immediate response to a request for comment. She says that, not me, ' he said. There was speculation, after President Barack Obama's election, that he would be named Treasury secretary, but the job ultimately went to Timothy Geithner.

Dimon has a mixed relationship with President Trump.

Aside from Wednesday's comments, Dimon has previously offered high praise of President Trump's pro-growth economic policies and once vowed to help the administration because he was a "patriot".

Dimon was announcing JPMorgan Chase's $500 million initiative to economically advance select cities around the world. The New York Times, in a profile of Dimon, called him 'America's Least Hated Banker'.

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