'Call his bluff': Mark Cuban tells Democrats how to punch back after Trump pulls out of Paris climate deal

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban tweeted some advice for Democrats after President Donald Trump formally announced on Thursday that the US is pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.

Cuban told Democrats to “call his bluff” and “put him on the spot” in response to Trump’s comments from the Thursday announcement, when he said he was open to renegotiating the agreement and getting a “deal that’s fair.”

The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” said Democrats must call for “immediate meetings” with Trump to figure out how to “get back in” the climate pact.

Here is Cuban’s full tweetstorm following Trump’s announcement:

A number of prominent business leaders, such as Tesla’s Elon Musk and Apple’s Tim Cook, pressed Trump to stay in the climate deal. Musk announced after Trump’s withdrawal that he would step down from White House economic advisory councils.

Cuban, who has teased reporters about making a potential run at the presidency himself in 2020, was a backer of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the general election, and he’s remained mostly critical of Trump since he took office in January.

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