Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura says he will consider running for President as an independent if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee over Bernie Sanders.
Ventura reasoned that the country will be fed up of establishment candidates being thrust down their throats, and that Donald Trump is too much of a pro-war hawk.
“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 told the reporters.
“If it’s Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio, the chances are better. I don’t want the revolution to die if Bernie gets beat.” Ventura added.
Envisioning his own presidential campaign, the former Navy SEAL declared, somewhat tongue in cheek, “Jesse Ventura is a bright, shining new face who comes riding in on a white stallion to save the country.”
“See, I’m an independent and I despise the two parties,” Ventura added, clarifying that “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.”
“I support the revolution of what’s happening here,” Ventura said, noting “There’s three things where I stand with Bernie on more so than Trump. Number one is campaign finance reform,” two is “the war,” and three is ending the War on Drugs.
Ventura also weighed in on the Trump/David Duke controversy which was seized on by the mainstream media in an attempt to smear the billionaire frontrunner.
“Anyone can endorse you,” Ventura 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.”
Ventura appeared on the Alex Jones show two months ago detailing a visit to Russia to take part in several panels that consisted of former CIA officials and other prominent figures.