JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon seemed to think he'd have a good chance at defeating President Donald Trump in a hypothetical presidential race–but had some second thoughts about his prediction shortly after making it.

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Everyone hates the idea of JP Morgan’s CEO running for president

He backtracked quickly.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Sep 12, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:41 am CDT

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon seemed to think he’d have a good chance at defeating President Donald Trump in a hypothetical presidential race—but had some second thoughts about his prediction shortly after making it.

The executive made the comments on Wednesday morning, according to CNBC.

“I think I could beat Trump,” Dimon said, according to the news outlet. “Because I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is. I would be fine. He could punch me all he wants, it wouldn’t work with me. I’d fight right back.”

He also attacked Trump’s wealth.

Naturally, conservatives were furious at the assertion someone could out MAGA Trump.

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Of course, anyone on the left didn’t want a CEO of an ultra-wealthy corporation that contributed to the financial crisis to champion the resistance.

While comments like that would be par-for-the-course for anyone looking to challenge Trump during the 2020 presidential election, Dimon tried to throw cold water on the idea almost immediately.

In a statement to Bloomberg, the JPMorgan chief made it clear that you wouldn’t be seeing his name on campaign signs any time soon.

“I should not have said it. I’m not running for president,” he said in a statement to the news outlet. “Proves I wouldn’t make a good politician. I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems.”

Given the president’s proclivity for calling out potential 2020 challengers online, Dimon may find himself on in the Twitter cross-hairs in the coming days despite his quick backtracking.

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*First Published: Sep 12, 2018, 12:07 pm CDT