"I think I could beat Trump. because I'm as tough as he is, I'm smarter than he is", Dimon said at an event where JPMorgan detailed a $500 million investment to boost economic growth around the world, according to CNBC. I would be fine.
Dimon said his original remark "proves I wouldn't make a good politician".
"I think I could beat Trump", said Dimon, who had led the country's largest bank for more than a decade.
Dimon did admit one thing, though.
This whole thing with Jamie Dimon becoming emperor of the world stopped being amusing months ago and you just want to visit here every few days for a Bill Ackman photoshop and watch us kick Deutsche Bank in what's left of its nuts.
Dimon hit Trump where it would hurt as the president is said to be sensitive about his standing in New York City society, how he earned his money, and his intelligence. You're not going to get a wealthy New Yorker elected president.
"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.
Dimon also took aim at Trump's wealth, saying of himself: "This wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money". "It wasn't a gift from Daddy". "I am part of the elite".
Dimon, 62, was among the group of executives of the now-disbanded Trump business advisory panel who criticized the president for his remarks after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ended with the death of a young woman.
"I should not have said it", he said in a statement.
"Opportunity is not shared equally across neighborhoods", Dimon said a statement.