Successful tech entrepreneur John McAfee officially announced his 2016 presidential bid to Infowars Tuesday following an interview on the Alex Jones Show.
The McAfee anti-virus software founder said his “team actually filed today formally” with the Federal Election Commission in response to requests that the former NASA computer programmer enter the presidential race.
McAfee stated his desire to run was rooted in both the government’s gross misunderstanding of technology as well as the overwhelming need to restore the privacy rights of American citizens.
“The government has failed us in many ways, Alex, and something has to be done about it,” he said.
In a text message to Infowars, McAfee officially announced his plans to run after his interview with Alex Jones gained widespread coverage.
“My campaign manager told everyone to go ahead and announce,” he said. “You are the first to know.”
The tech pioneer launched an official campaign website at mcafee16.com Tuesday as well, cementing his White House aspirations.
“We’re living in a cyber world now,” McAfee added. “A world based on technology that certainly our current administration does not understand in the least.”