“I don’t know if I’ll ever get to do this again” in Trump’s Cabinet: Former president says he won’t resign
In his final interview as president-elect Donald Trump said he had a “good run” but said he would be retiring from politics “when I’m done.”
Trump’s comments on Monday were a break with his campaign rhetoric that he was not interested in a second term.
The remarks came as he faces questions from members of Congress who say he lacks the temperament to serve.
The president-to-be, who made his comments after a long and emotional campaign, also called out former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain for what he said were “very dishonest” attacks on him.
“I have been a candidate for 35 years, I have done a lot of things, but when I’m finished, I’m not going to be a candidate,” Trump said.
“Because I’m a candidate, I don’t want to be.
I want to focus on what I’m doing and how I’m going to do it.
I’ve been a strong guy for many, many years.
I’m tired of the BS.”
Asked whether he would resign if he didn’t win the election, Trump said, “No, I’ll be the first one to do that.
I can’t believe the Democrats did that to me.”
Trump, who has said he doesn’t intend to run again, said he was a candidate and did not expect to be elected president.
Trump’s remarks came a day after Trump told Fox News that the “fake media” was “totally” making him out to be some sort of racist and said he didn “think” he was “un-American.”
“They’re totally making me out to have this horrible character,” Trump told host Sean Hannity.
“You can’t take anything away from the fact that I’m very good at being a leader, very strong, very honest.
And I’m smart, I can handle myself.”
“I’m going in to do what I do, and I think I’ll have a good time,” Trump added.
“And I will do a good job.”
Trump has said during his campaign that he would not resign from the presidency until he was sworn in, a stance he has repeated repeatedly as he prepares to leave office.
“My focus is going to remain on winning the presidency and making America great again,” he said in his inauguration speech.
“That’s what I have to do.
And then we’ll see.”