[Ed. – And in typical Trumpian fashion]
President Trump on Thursday slammed JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, a day after the banking executive remarked that he could beat Trump in an election.
“The problem with banker Jamie Dimon running for President is that he doesn’t have the aptitude or ‘smarts’ & is a poor public speaker & nervous mess – otherwise he is wonderful. I’ve made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy!” Trump wrote in a tweet.
Dimon said during a speaking event in New York on Wednesday that he could beat Trump in a bid for the White House because he’s just as tough and is “smarter than he is.”
“I think I could beat Trump … because I’m as tough as he is. I’m smarter than he is,” Dimon said.
Wall Street’s longest-serving bank chief’s comments come after reports swirled that he could possibly run for the presidency and is starting to hand over day-to-day duties to other top executives at JPMorgan. Dimon’s contract with the bank ends in five years.