Jesse Ventura might support Bernie Sanders, at least more than the other Presidential candidates, but he also has made it clear that he has a backup plan in the event that the Vermont Senator loses. That plan is definitely not to vote for Hillary Clinton. Instead, reports Gideon Resnick of the Daily Beast, Ventura’s plan is to run for president himself.
Of both Sanders and Donald Trump, whom Ventura believes are copying him by being “outsiders” running for a political office, Ventura said, ““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.” By “all these people,” Ventura is presumably referring to Clinton and Trump, who is currently the odds on favorite to win the Republican nomination.
Ventura became the governor of Minnesota after running as an independent in 1998. Before beginning his political career, he served as a Navy SEAL and a professional wrestler. It’s actually hard to determine who is more of the political outsider, Ventura or Trump, the businessman/reality star.
‘See, I’m an independent and I despise the two parties. 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.’
When asked about which candidate will win in the Minnesota caucus tomorrow night, Ventura had little to say as far as definitive answers go. His response:
‘I support the revolution of what’s happening here. There’s three things where I stand with Bernie on more so than Trump. Number one is campaign is finance reform,” two is “the war,” and three is ending the War on Drugs.’
Jesse Ventura also made sure that the Daily Beast, and the rest of the world, knows that he is not lacking in self-confidence. He said of himself, indicating a desire to return to politics:
‘Jesse Ventura is a bright, shining new face who comes riding in on a white stallion to save the country.’
The man might be a Bernie supporter, but he’s definitely got the Donald Trump ego thing down.
Watch Ventura’s reasoning for giving Bernie his vote below, courtesy of Jesse Ventura via YouTube.
Featured image is a screenshot from the video.