Cavuto: Jesse Ventura May Have Inspired Trump Run, But Now Ex-Wrestler Reportedly Eyes WH
Neil Cavuto said Thursday that former pro-wrestler and conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura -- whose shocking Reform Party victory in the 1998 Minnesota governor's race may have spurred Trump to seek the presidency -- now himself may seek to unseat the New York Republican.
Ventura, who scored a historic upset against Hubert H. Humphrey III (D) -- the son of the former vice president -- and Republican Norm Coleman, was asked by a reporter this week for his thoughts about a potential 2020 presidential run.
Ventura said he's "always" considering it, and that the "Greenies (Green Party) have shown interest" in his potential candidacy.
He added that he will go to Mexico to "clear his head" before making a decision.
Cavuto said that there is legend behind Ventura's upset victory planting a seed in Trump's mind that he too as a high-profile non-politician can be successful in a political bid.
Though Ventura's win may have inspired Trump, the former "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura" host said he doesn't want his bid to split the ticket and cause Trump to remain in the White House.
"I don't want to run and elect Trump," Ventura said.
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