President Donald Trump on Thursday night said he was ready to assume the presidency, after the election results were announced and said he has confidence in his ability to serve.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Florida, Trump also said he will not accept the results of the November elections, which he called “rigged.”
The president said he would be ready to lead the country as soon as he takes office, but that he’s not ready to declare victory yet.
“I don’t want to say victory yet,” Trump said.
“I’m here to say I’m ready for the job.
I’m not ready for it yet.
And I’ll tell you what, I will do the best I can, and I will win.”
Trump was asked during a campaign stop in South Carolina if he was prepared to assume his role as president.
“Absolutely, absolutely, I am,” he said.
“But it’s time to move on.
We’re not here to fight anymore.”
The results of Tuesday’s presidential election, which were not immediately released, gave Trump a victory that his supporters said was due to his grassroots base of support and the Republican Party’s embrace of a more populist agenda.
“The establishment of this country is going to fall, and that’s going to be a great thing,” Trump told the crowd.
“We’re going to win,” he added.
“We’re gonna win.”
The defeat of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who had dominated the race for months, was also a blow to the president.