Just when you thought you'd heard all you could possibly hear from tech entrepreneur/man on the run after neighbor murdered/YouTube star mocking his former company/suspect in Tennessee DUI John McAfee ... there's more.
He's running for president.
In his first national TV interview since he said he filed the paperwork to make a run at the White House, McAfee told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Thursday that he's running as a third-party candidate. He said his campaign is "based on the loss of privacy and the loss of freedom, and the fact that I truly believe that our government is dysfunctional and somehow a little bit sick in the head."
When asked why anyone would vote for him, the cybersecurity pioneer explained: "I have a very huge fan base. Even a funny video making fun of myself put out a year and a half ago got 6 million views. I don't understand it myself. Mostly they're the 18-to-35-year age group, perhaps because they're rebellious, and I've always been rebellious." The not-safe-for-work video he's talking about is no longer on McAfee's official YouTube channel, though it is posted elsewhere.
The candidate also told CNBC he is someone who created a multibillion-dollar company. "I am quick-witted, fast on my feet and I believe I'd make an excellent president."