McAfee said he would be happy to accept a nomination from the Libertarian party as he’s done in the past but said, if that doesn’t happen, he will run on his own ticket.
McAfee agreed with a tweeter who commented that the Libertarian Party should have run him in 2016 instead of Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor.
He name dropped the ‘crypto community’ specifically in his tweet, stating his belief that, in fact, creating his own party ‘will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us’.
McAfee famously said he will eat his dk if Bitcoin doesn’t hit $1 million a coin by 2020 and has often touted the investment potential of the world’s number one cryptocurrency.
The man was also the subject of a popular Netflix documentary called ‘Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee’, detailing his time living as an expat in Belize.
“McAfee 2020 For A Secure Future”
Thanks to his active presence and humorous output on Twitter, the announcement has already garnered a lot of support from the Twittersphere with one user creating a logo for the campaign, along with the slogan: “McAfee 2020 For A Secure Future” (see above).
See below for McAfee’s tweet:
In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) 3 June 2018