"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", Trump said in a tweet Thursday.
Still, Trump-never one to let a negative comment slide by, as per his advice in his 1987 memoir, The Art of the Deal-clapped back at Dimon, saying it's his "great economic policy" that makes bankers like Dimon look "much smarter than they are".More news: Trump declares disaster in 8 North Carolina counties
Dimon admitted during the discussion that he was wrong during the 2016 presidential election when he predicted a wealthy New Yorker like Trump would never win.
Dimon later expressed remorse for the comments. "And so I think I could beat Trump". "I'd fight right back", Dimon said during a panel discussion with ABC News reporter Rebecca Jarvis. He added that a banker is unlikely defeat a liberal candidate from the Democratic Party.
"I should not have said it", Dimon wrote in the statement. "It wasn't a gift from Daddy". "I'm not running for president".More news: Browns' Gordon to miss Saints game with hamstring injury
Dimon stated that he is not running and that he would not be a good politician as he gets frustrated because he wants all the sides to come together and simply work jointly to solve big problems.
Last year, Dimon said it was "almost an embarrassment to be an American citizen traveling around the world and listening to the stupid shit we have to deal with in this country". He said in January he expects to be chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) for about five years.More news: Freeland won't immediately return to Washington after briefing Trudeau on NAFTA