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

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

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.

Mr. Dimon later said he regretted his comments about the president.

"I think I could beat Trump", Dimon told attendees during an event touting the bank's philanthropic efforts.

In the remarks, first reported by the business network CNBC, Mr. Dimon also said he is just as tough as Mr. Trump and smarter than the President.

'I can't beat the liberal side of the Democratic Party, ' he said. "I would love to be president of the United States of America" he said, according to a Vanity Fair article. He campaigned as someone who would stand up to the industry, and his closing ad flashed a Wall Street sign, Federal Reserve logos, and the New York Stock Exchange over eerie music and a speech.

'I should not have said it.

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Shortly after, Dimon addressed the uproar caused by his comments: "I should not have said it".

Dimon said his original remark "proves I wouldn't make a good politician". "It wasn't a gift from daddy", he said. The banking executive fully supported President Trumps corporate tax cuts that passed late a year ago, but has expressed frustration with the White Houses positions on immigration and trade.

Dimon was announcing JPMorgan Chase's $500 million initiative to economically advance select cities around the world.

In the past, Dimon has described himself as a patriot who wants to serve his country the best way he feels that he can, but thus far he has been reluctant about entering the political arena in earnest.

Actor Bill Pullman portrayed Dimon in HBO's movie on the crisis 'Too Big To Fail'.

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