"This is not about Donald Trump," he said. "This is about the American people. Do the American people have the right in an honest election, with honest legitimate ballots, to pick their leader, or are we just sheep dominated by the high-tech businesses, the news media, and the various political machines? And are we supposed to surrender? So, I think this is a crisis in the American system comparable to Washington on Christmas Eve or comparable to Lincoln at Gettysburg. This is a genuine, deep crisis of our survival."
"I'm the leader of the country, I can't be jumping up and down and scaring people. I don't want to scare people," he said.