The president who is now out of office and a candidate for the presidency is still going off message to his core supporters.
In a rare moment of public speaking, he said he’s not “crazy” about a presidential bid he has never endorsed.
The president, who has never publicly endorsed a presidential candidate before, was answering a question about the possibility of a Trump presidency during an interview on CNN Sunday morning.
I have to tell you, I’m not a crazy person, the president said.
“I think that’s the difference between me and a lot of the people who are running,” he said.
Trump also appeared to suggest that the U.S. election could be stolen, saying that the system is rigged against him.
It’s very important that we go out and defeat the Russians, he added.
“There’s so many things that are going on right now.”
Trump was speaking at a campaign event in North Carolina, a swing state where he has struggled to attract white voters.
“If you go to the polls and they don’t work, we’re going to go out there and vote for Hillary Clinton,” Trump said.
Trump, who lost the popular vote in 2016, is also under pressure to release his tax returns to clear the way for a potential run for the White House in 2020.
Earlier this month, the Republican Party of Virginia filed a lawsuit against Trump for his refusal to release the returns, saying the president is violating the U,S.
Constitution’s emoluments clause, which prevents the president from receiving money from foreign governments.
Republicans have not released their tax returns since the 2016 election, when the U in return for his cooperation in the investigation into Russia’s interference in the election.
Democrats and civil rights groups have argued that the returns are a crucial window into the inner workings of the Trump administration.
Clinton’s campaign on Sunday pushed back against the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, pointing to the FBI’s announcement that it was investigating possible links between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
“There’s a lot more to investigate here than Donald Trump, who is a very different person from the president he has been in office,” said spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri.
Trump also said Sunday that he would support the Republican candidate for president in 2020, regardless of what happens in the U., even if the race is tied.
And Trump also seemed to imply that he’s considering a run for U.N. chief.
Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in running for president, and his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has said he would like to run.
During the interview, Trump also said he was looking forward to the return of the national anthem and praised his family.