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Mark Cuban says that despite the high-profile failures of the Trump Administration, the American public still yearns for a disruptive outsider with a background in business as President. During an event staged by VC firm Lerer Hippeau in New York Tuesday, Cuban argued that Trump's missteps will be blamed on Trump's incompetence, rather than his business background. He told Axios' Dan Primack:

There's nobody like Donald Trump. He's just an idiot. —Mark Cuban

President Cuban? The Shark Tank investor didn't rebut rumors that he will run for office in 2020, though he did predict that if he were to run it would be against a President Pence rather than President Trump.

Why it matters: Cuban isn't the only businessman who is rumored to be considering a run for POTUS — Disney CEO Bob Iger is a name that has also been floated as a potential Trump rival in three years.

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Report: Goldman to settle DOJ probe into Malaysia's 1MDB for over $2B

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Goldman Sachs has agreed with the Department of Justice to pay over $2 billion for the bank's role in Malaysia's multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: The settlement, expected to be announced within days, would allow Goldman Sachs to avoid a criminal conviction in the U.S. over the bribery and money laundering scandal that saw three of its former bankers banned for life from the banking industry by the Federal Reserve Board.

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  1. Politics: Americans feel Trump's sickness makes him harder to trustFlorida breaks record for in-person early voting — McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election — Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks.
  2. Health: The next wave is gaining steam.
  3. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — University of Michigan students ordered to shelter-in-place.
  4. World: Ireland moving back into lockdown — Argentina becomes 5th country to report 1 million infections.

Trump threatens to post "60 Minutes" interview early after reportedly walking out

Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Oct. 19. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.