President Donald Trump shot back at JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, saying the banker doesn't have the "smarts" to run for president.
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"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," the president said in a tweet Thursday morning.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
The president's dig at Dimon comes after he said in a panel Wednesday that he would be able to beat Trump in an election because he is "smarter than [Trump] is."
Dimon quickly backtracked an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis on Wednesday.
Following Wednesday's event, in which JPMorgan Chase announced a new initiative to economically advance select cities around the world, the bank also released a statement to walk back on Dimon's comments.
"I should not have said it. I’m not running for President. Proves I wouldn’t make a good politician," said Dimon in the statement. "I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems,"