During an appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, billionaire Mark Cuban tussled with host Tucker Carlson a bit while they were discussing the recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump regarding H-1B visas for foreign workers.
The order was seen as a ceremonial media event, having little to no bearing on actual law. In order to effect real change, congress will need to change the law.
Tucker Carlson took on Mark Cuban to discuss the law — who is supportive of the H1b visas because MUH American exceptionalism and MUH capitalism. While against ‘hoarding’ visas, Cuban is supportive of the program because it allows American companies to hire skilled labor.
Tucker retorted, ‘that’s the talking point, and it makes sense , but the reality, as you know, is 80% of foreigners admitted under H1b make less than the median income in which the work. In other words, they’re being brought over, not because of their skills, but because they save labor costs. That’s a subversion of the idea.’
Cuban’s reply was to blame the visa hoarders on causing the problem, saying ‘that’s wrong, that’s not at the core of the H1b visa.’
Then Cuban twisted himself into a pretzel, saying ‘But when it comes to competing for the best talent around the world, I’m a big believer in American exceptionalism. I believe we can compete. When we can’t get the job, we get smarter. Work harder, get smarter, you’ll get it the next time around. I think that’s good for everybody.’
Cuban, a frequent Trump critic, reiterated that point, saying that companies should seek the most qualified applicant for their job openings no matter their country of origin. During the 2016 presidential campaign, billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban became infamous for all the stupid slurs he made about Donald Trump in support of his favored candidate Hillary Clinton.
After Hillary was humiliated in the election, Cuban clearly did not learn his lesson, and he has continued to attempt to smear Trump and try to sabotage his presidency and harm Americans, just to prove a point. Thankfully, Tucker Carlson recently had him on his program and cut him down to size.
Watch the exchange above, via Fox News.