Our “˜Next President’ Is Hiding From Drones in Mexico

Jesse Ventura: “The drones can’t find me.”

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Alex Brown
Feb. 5, 2014, 8:07 a.m.

Jesse Ven­tura doesn’t lack for con­fid­ence. The camo-clad former Min­nesota gov­ernor told Larry King last week that a Jeb Bush-Hil­lary Clin­ton match­up would “pave the way for Jesse Ven­tura to be the next pres­id­ent.”

But be­fore he moves in­to the White House, Ven­tura be­lieves he needs to spend some time on the run south of the bor­der.

“I move about with my TV show so that the drones can’t find me, and that you won’t know ex­actly where I am, as long as we have sol­ar power and we can reach the satel­lite,” Ven­tura told CN­BC on Tues­day. He did not spe­cify who is search­ing for him or why they might want to find him.

And while he isn’t in-coun­try, Ven­tura wants Amer­ic­ans to re­cog­nize his con­tri­bu­tion to the eco­nomy. “I’m a job cre­at­or in the vil­lage, cre­at­ing jobs, put­ting Mex­ic­ans to work,” he said. “I’m stop­ping them from run­ning across the bor­der and tak­ing our jobs.”

Ap­par­ently not overly con­cerned with tem­per­ing his rhet­or­ic, the one­time pro­fes­sion­al wrest­ler also com­pared the U.S. to East Ber­lin.


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