Ventura says he’s putting serious thought into running for POTUS.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura told The Daily Beast on 2/29 that he would run for president should the race dwindle down to a Clinton/Trump contest.
Ventura described his potential candidacy as a “bright, shining new face who comes riding in on a white stallion to save the country.” The former professional wrestler was elected governor of Minnesota in 1998 as a Reform Party candidate – he now hosts a talk show entitled “Off The Grid” on Ora.Tv.
Ventura indicated that he’d run with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as his vice presidential pick should Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders fail to win the Democratic nomination.
“They’re setting the groundwork for me because if Bernie loses, by the time we get to June, how sick are the people going to be of all these people,” Ventura said.
The Daily Beast reported that Trump once offered his “moral and financial support” to Ventura should he decide to run for office.
“I despise the two parties,” Ventura said. “I love what Trump’s doing to the Republicans. He’s got them in complete disarray. In fact, it looks like the WWE when you watch their debates.”
The former governor also stood with Trump regarding recent attacks that have materialized as a result of David Duke saying nice things about him.
“Anyone can endorse you,” he said. “Why is it up to the candidate to denounce any endorsement? In our country you are free to vote for whoever you want to vote for. If David Duke wants to vote for Donald Trump, he’s welcome to do that. I think the media is out of line to think a candidate immediately has to denounce somebody.”