Trump says JPMorgan Chase CEO doesn't have the 'smarts' to become president

PHOTO: President Donald Trump participates in the Sept. 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service, Sept. 11, 2018, in Shanksville, Pa.PlayEvan Vucci/AP
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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 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.

PHOTO: James Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo.Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
James Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo.

"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,"

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