There’s a billionaire ready to emigrate if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ends up sitting in the Oval Office.
Barry Diller, founder and chairman of IAC Interactive, spoke at Bloomberg Market’s Most Influential Summit on Tuesday.
“If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the county or join the resistance… the real resistance.”
His comment was received by a roomful of laughter.
The 63-year-old billionaire sat down with moderator Erik Schatzker Tuesday to talk about virtual reality, startups, and the 2016 election cycle.
Diller followed up by saying: “I’m not truly moving or joining the resistance, because I’ll take any bet it won’t happen.”
Diller didn’t stop the diatribe there.
“All he is, is a self-promoting huckster that found a vein. A vein of meanness and nastiness,” Diller said. “He has no communication strategy… except to be a nasty mean person criticising people and doing silly kind of showman stuff.”
In 2012, Diller, worth an estimated $US2.5 billion, told CNBC that he would vote for Obama that year because the opposition, Mitt Romney, ran an “inept, depressing campaign.” He contributed $US2,700 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in June.
The New-York based billionaire is less clear on who will become president, or how they get to the White House.
“What’s going to win?” He asked. “Well you’re eventually have two candidates, hopefully with some qualifications, and one of them will win. What else is there?”
Watch that segment of the video on Bloomberg.