Mark Cuban Calls Out Sean Hannity on His Show For 'Softball Question' Trump Can't Answer

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban told Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday he asked President Donald Trump a "softball question" that Trump could not answer.

During an appearance on Hannity's primetime show, the host asked the Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star to admit that former Vice President Joe Biden is "not exactly with it," in reference to Biden's cognitive abilities, to which Cuban replied that Trump was not able to answer a question from Hannity "cohesively."

"Sean, you gave Donald Trump the ultimate softball question and he couldn't answer it cohesively," Cuban said.

That answer prompted Hannity to say that Biden has "lost it," adding that Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, "doesn't have a fastball, a curveball, or a slow pitch."

Cuban reiterated that he believes Fox News personalities give Trump "the easiest questions" that the president cannot answer, and cited recent criticism from Republican Senator Chuck Grassley toward Fox News.

Cuban's comments referenced a June 25 town hall between Hannity and Trump in which the Fox News host asked the president what his plans would be if he spent four more years in office.

"Let's talk about a second term...let's talk what's at stake in this election. As you compare and contrast, and what are your top priority items for a second term?" Hannity asked.

The president began answering the question by talking about the importance of experience and then drifted to criticize his former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

"One of the things that will be really great, you know the word 'experience'...I never did this before. I never slept over in Washington...and all of sudden I'm President of the United States," Trump said. "I didn't know very many people in Washington. Wasn't my thing – I was from Manhattan...Now I know everybody and I have great people in the administration. You make some mistakes like, you know, an idiot like Bolton who only wants to drop bombs on everybody."

The conversation then drifted to Bolton and whether he should be prosecuted for passages in his book, The Room Where It Happened, that the White House says are violations of national security. The Trump administration previously filed a lawsuit to prevent the book from being published, though a federal judge ruled that it was impossible to stop its release as numerous copies had already been distributed.

On Monday, Grassley tweeted his own criticism of how the question was fumbled by Hannity and Trump.

Does FOXNews want Trump Re-elected?Watched Hannity/Trump interview/KEY QUESTION”What goals in next term?Trump starts answer/gets off point and Hannity helps digress and that’s end of the most important Q to get FOUR MORE YEARS OF DRAINING THE SWAMP &Justices

— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) June 27, 2020

"Does Fox News want Trump reelected? Watched Hannity/Trump interview. KEY QUESTION 'What goals in next term?' Trump starts answer/gets off point and Hannity helps digress and that's end of the most important [question] to get FOUR MORE YEARS OF DRAINING THE SWAMP and Justices," Grassley said.

Grassley told reporters Monday on Capitol Hill he wants the president to be reelected, but that Hannity should have done a better job keeping the president to the question of what he plans to do with four more years in office.

"I would blame Fox more than I blame the president, because the president, it's easy for him to digress here and there, but Hannity -- you assume Fox wants him to get reelected," Grassley said.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity at the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. Hannity was told by billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban that President Donald Trump could not answer his "softball question." Nicholas Kamm/Getty