Donald Trump Downplays 2024 Talk: 'We're Not Going To Have a Country in Three Years'

Donald Trump has claimed that he is not currently thinking about winning the 2024 election as "we're not going to have a country" in three years.

The former president made the remarks during an interview with MyPillow CEO and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell in which the pair frequently pushed the false claims that Trump lost the election as a result of widespread voter fraud.

During the interview, Trump repeated his calls to "fix" the last election he lost more than a year ago which his own Attorney General William Barr said there was no evidence of voter fraud.

Trump also used his baseless cries of rigged elections to attack his successor President Joe Biden.

"I have a lot of good people say, sir, forget about 2020. You're going to win, you're way up in the polls, you're going to win, I say we're not going to have a country in three years," Trump said.

"This guy [Biden] did this in nine months, he destroyed our country. And I say 'Make America Great Again,' that was my theme, and it was going to be 'Keep America Great... America is not great, America is a laughingstock all over the world."

Trump criticized Biden for the "horrible tragedy" which occurred at the end of August in Afghanistan where a suicide attack at Kabul airport killed more than 180 people, including 13 U.S. service members, while troops were being withdrawn ahead of the takeover of the country by the Taliban.

Trump blamed Biden for the record breaking numbers of people who have been detained attempting to illegally enter the country at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Elsewhere during the interview, Trump said that the subject that his supporters "want to talk about more than any" are the disproven claims of election fraud in 2020.

"They want that fixed because they can't have a country without that. I used to say borders, you've got to have borders—we don't have borders—but we don't have elections and we don't have a free and fair press. So this country has a long way to go."

Trump also claimed during the interview that the reason the press aren't writing about the "2020 presidential election scam" is because he and his allies are "too close" to proving it.

"They don't want it to be revealed. They will do anything to stop it. And when you hear silence, when you hear all of that, that's the thing they want: silence."

Lindell is one of the main pushers of the so-called "Big Lie" that Trump won the 2020 election. He previously claimed Trump could simply be "reinstated" back in office in August by reasoning which had no basis in constitutional law.

Lindell is also facing a lawsuit for $1.3 billion by Dominion Voting Systems for repeatedly pushing the false claim that the voting machine supplier helped rig the election in favor of Biden.

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Donald Trump stands in front of a US flag during a Make America Great Again rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 27, 2019 SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images