Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump in Election Because 'I'm Smarter'

Jamie Dimon says he could beat Trump: 'I'm smarter than he is' | TheHill

J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon Disses Trump’s IQ, Says He Could Win in 2020: ‘I’m Smarter Than He Is’

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said he could beat President Trump in a presidential election, before back-pedaling as his comments drew media attention.

"I think I could beat Trump" Dimon said Wednesday morning during an event at the company's Park Avenue building.

"I can't beat the liberal side of the Democratic Party", he added. "It wasn't a gift from Daddy".

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, takes part in a panel discussion about investing in Detroit at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., April 11, 2018. "I'm not running for president", the statement reads. "Proves I wouldn't make a good politician", the Wall Street executive said in a statement. "I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems".

Dimon hit Trump where it would hurt as the president is said to be sensitive about his standing in New York City society, how he earned his money, and his intelligence.

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At the event, he also noted his wife Judith but that he thinks it would 'be a really interesting White House if she were first lady'.

Mr. Dimon has a mixed relationship with the President.

Dimon later said he wished he hadn't said that, adding, "I'm not a political expert".

The bank chief made the comments at a speaking event in NY, after reports swirled that he could possibly run for the job and is starting to hand over day-to-day duties to other top executives at JPMorgan Chase.

When previously disavowing any intent of running for the US presidency, Dimon has said he's not sure being a corporate leader translates well into the political arena. The banking executive fully supported President Trumps corporate tax cuts that passed late previous year, but has expressed frustration with the White Houses positions on immigration and trade.

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