U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.
Trump made the remarks in an interview with a British journalist on Friday.
When asked whether he was going to run in 2020, Trump was quoted by the Mail on Sunday as saying, "Well I fully intend to. It seems like everybody wants me to."
"I don’t see anybody. I know them all and I don’t see anybody," Trump said.
Breached protocol by disclosing Trump-Elizabeth II talk
Before leaving Britain for a summit in Finland with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump breached British royal protocol by publicly disclosing the details of a conversation he had with Queen Elizabeth about the complexities of Brexit.
Trump took the unusual step of disclosing details about his conversation with the queen during the interview, reports said.
When asked if he discussed Brexit with the monarch when they met for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday, Trump said, "I did. She said it's a very – and she's right – it's a very complex problem, I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be... Everyone thought it was going to be 'Oh it's simple, we join or don't join, or let's see what happens.'"
Speaking of the 92-year-old queen, Trump was quoted as saying, "She is an incredible woman, she is so sharp, she is so beautiful, when I say beautiful – inside and out. That is a beautiful woman."
Guarded when talking about Trump-Putin meeting
Of his upcoming meeting with Putin on Monday, Trump was more guarded.
"I think we could probably get along very well. Somebody said are you friends or enemies? I said well it's too early to say," Trump was quoted as saying by the Mail on Sunday.
"Right now I say we're competitors but for the United States, and frankly the UK and other places, to get along with Russia and China and all of these other places... that's a good thing, that's not a bad thing. That’s a really good thing."
(With inputs from agencies)