In his first television interview since returning to the U.S., the paranoid lawless tech tycoon John McAfee this morning continued to say things that make him sound more crazy and less credible. After insisting he did not have anything to do with the murder of his neighbor in Belize, McAfee went on to explain to CNBC's Squawk Box that he loves drugs but doesn't do them anymore, loves money but can't save it, and, well, it may be harder than ever to believe anything this man says. For example: "I do love hoaxes" was the response he gave to CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin about the fake heart attack that bought McAfee more time in Guatemala to avoid being questioned in Belize. But these past few weeks of running from the law, McAfee insisted, has not been one big hoax. There were, however, several other hoaxes. Here are some other ridiculous things he said just now:
- "I have the resources to do good drugs." McAfee, who has had his moments with bath salts, insists that he no longer does drugs. However, an interview with a neighbor suggested that McAfee had done drugs more recently than he lets on. In any case, if he wants to get back into it, he at the very least still has the connections.
- Speaking of hoaxes and drugs: "I did a hoax on bath salts once."
- Also, McAFee fake-invented a super drug:
Eleven years ago there was a hoax by a couple of British people who claim to have discovered this drug that had irrational properties, got you high, made you sexual, increased your intelligence, and then it disappeared. It was not real. So I made a hoax to pretend that I, in the jungles of Belize, had discovered the formula for it. It was a fun joke. It went on for months, and got to be the largest in blue line.
- Investing is not this man's strong suit: "Making money is easy. It is. The difficult thing in life is not making it, it's keeping it. Any idiot can make money. Keeping money, very few can do." Keeping money has proved particularly difficult for McAfee, who lost his anti-virus fortune and now has lost the estimated $5 million he had in Belize.
Anyway, for the full dose of crazy, watch this video from CNBC: