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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon is picking a street fight with a fellow New Yorker -- President Donald Trump, according to CNBC. "I think I could beat Trump" in an election, the broadcaster quoted the bank's chief executive officer and chairman as saying at an event Wednesday to tout the firm's philanthropy. "I'm as tough as he is, I'm smarter than he is." Dimon has previously said he has no intention of running for the U.S. presidency, saying he's not sure being a corporate leader translates well into the political arena. But he flaunted his business success in an additional dig at Trump. "And by the way, this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money," Dimon said, according to CNBC. "It wasn't a gift from daddy."

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Well, this is interesting...

Jamie Dimon Backtracks on Taunting Trump's Intelligencewww.bloomberg.com ( Updated on September 12, 2018, 11:41 AM EDT )

...JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon picked a fight with President Donald Trump -- and immediately regretted it.

"I think I could beat Trump" in an election, the banker said at an event Wednesday morning that was supposed to celebrate the firm's philanthropy. "I'm as tough as he is, I'm smarter than he is."

By noon, the bank sent out a statement from Dimon, its chairman and chief executive officer, backtracking completely: "I should not have said it. I'm not running for president. Proves I wouldn't make a good politician. I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-12 11:45 AM | Reply


The text I quoted in the summary is no longer available on the Bloomberg site.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-12 11:46 AM | Reply


Still on CNBC's twitter feed, though...

twitter.com

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-12 11:49 AM | Reply

That's like bragging you can jump over a snail.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-09-12 11:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

--"I think I could beat Trump" in an election

Put your money where your mouth is, smart guy.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-12 11:59 AM | Reply

That's like bragging you can jump over a snail.

POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2018-09-12 11:51 AM | REPLY

At least you can. I have to go around it.

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-12 12:33 PM | Reply

Instead of bribing politicians to do their bidding, bankers are just going to start running for president themselves.

And repubs and corporate dems are dumb enough to vote for them.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-12 05:26 PM | Reply

Another altruistic civil servant wants to run the usa?

Dimon vs. Kaepernick 2024....after 8 years of trump this coutry will welcome and be ready for this.

#8 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-12 09:56 PM | Reply

#7 just be a democrat president and hire one ....
Timothy Franz Geithner rings a bell??? at the close of the market, 4pm???

#9 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-12 10:28 PM | Reply

#7 why bother running? They already run it.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-09-13 12:23 AM | Reply

Jamie Dimon: 'I Could Beat Trump'

"Off?"

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 02:59 PM | Reply

Billionaire sex... YOU can't afford OUR Meat!

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 03:12 PM | Reply

The character Mr. Chow from the Hangover movies could beat Trump.

#13 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-09-13 08:57 PM | Reply

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