Former WWE star Jesse Ventura early Thursday slammed rumors that he has filed paperwork to run for president.
Despite previously hinting at plans for a “surprise” last-minute run, the wrestler-turned-Minnesota governor went on a Twitter tirade against “salacious click bait articles” suggesting he’d filed paperwork.
“Earn your paycheck. Verify something. Anything. Let’s start with: No, I haven’t filed to run for office,” the 68-year-old strongman railed against journalists suggesting otherwise.
Ventura’s tirade followed a late-night Twitter rant that stretched into the wee hours about the election and his plans to support the Green party.
“We have the RIGHT to vote for the BEST candidate and that person DOESN’T have to be a DemoCRIPT or ReBLOODlican. These gangs have got to go. They don’t deserve your vote,” he raged.
“I refuse to vote for ‘the lesser of two evils’ because in the end, that’s still choosing evil.”
He also took a dig at President Trump, saying voting was the only way to get “the draft dodgers with so called ‘bone spurs’ OUT OF WASHINGTON in 2020.”
His tirade was met with followers begging him to run in 2020.
Despite his denials, Ventura admitted last September that he would use the “element of surprise” and enter the race when it came down to two candidates.
“I may be doing things behind the scenes right now,” he admitted on the Fox 11 Los Angeles show, “The Issue Is.”
“I have that voice in the back of my head that says to me, ‘if not me, then who?’”
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