Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President
Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., sits ahead of a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the JP Morgan Global China Summit in Beijing, China. (Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg)

Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President

(Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he’s not considering a run for U.S. president, and said a report that he had given serious thought to a campaign was misleading.

“I tell people, I thought that I should think about it,” Dimon said Thursday, drawing laughs from the audience at a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York. “I never did any work or any polling or any of that. I did think about it and decided not to.”

Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President

CNBC reported earlier in the day that Dimon spent much of 2018 mulling a possible run for president.

“I didn’t do any real work. If I was going to really think about it, I would have spoken to 50 people. I would have done my homework, which I didn’t do any of that,” Dimon said. “So it was blown out of proportion.”

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