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Jamie Dimon doesn't have the "smarts" to be president

16 September 2018

Dimon was a member of the president's strategy and policy forum - a council of USA business leaders - which disbanded a year ago in the backlash to Trump's response to a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Trump tweeted that Dimon "doesn't have the aptitude or "smarts" to be president, adding that he's "a poor public speaker & nervous mess". "I've made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy".

Dimon has been CEO of JPMorgan, the biggest US bank, since 2005.

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"I'm like a really smart person", he's said, and tweeted in 2013: "Sorry losers and haters, my one of the highest - and you all know it!"

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Dimon took a swing at Trump at an event at his bank's NY headquarters on Wednesday.

The Republican president, known for his acerbic insults on Twitter, was hitting back at Dimon for saying on Wednesday that he was smarter than Trump and could beat him in a White House race. I would be fine. He could punch me all he wants.

Hours later, Dimon walked his comments back: "I should not have said it".

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Dimon nearly immediately realized that he was in the wrong realm and his company issued a statement retracting his comments. I'm not running for President.

Jamie Dimon doesn't have the