The next president will be a jumbo, CNN host Brian Stelter said Sunday, in a preview of the upcoming first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Stelter, a former presidential campaign adviser, said the new president would be the most powerful person in the world, “a man of power that is capable of creating a world in which he’s the king and not the queen.”
Stelte, a comedian and television personality, said it will be an interesting day for the nation.
“I think we’re going to find out,” he said.
“This is a man who, you know, is capable and powerful and has the ability to say something and make it happen.”
Trump, a Republican, has made his plans to become the 45th president public and said he would be ready to take office if he is elected.
Trump also said he is ready to address the nation from the Oval Office, as the media circus has distracted the nation, as well as his campaign.
“I want to get back to the issue that matters to us: the economy,” Trump said in a video statement released Saturday.
“The economy is the biggest thing that’s going to matter in the election, and that’s why I’m going to be spending the next month leading this country on it.”
Stellter, host of the CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and a frequent Trump critic, said Trump’s comments about his ability to make a deal with Democrats to pass tax cuts for the middle class were not a joke.
“What he said, and what he did, is he was saying the country could handle it, it could handle him,” Stelte said.
The CNN debate will be held in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Sept. 22, 2020.
The debate is the first of three scheduled in September.
ABC News’ David M. Fahrenthold contributed to this report.