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Ventura says he’s considering a presidential run

It’s rather unlikely someone who refers to the country as the “Fascist States of America” would be able to gain much traction in a presidential bid, but former Minnesota Gov.

It’s rather unlikely someone who refers to the country as the “Fascist States of America” would be able to gain much traction in a presidential bid, but former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura indicated Friday that he’s considering trying.

Ventura said he is considering a presidential run during a press conference in St. Paul on Friday after the dismissal of his lawsuit against the Transportation Safety Administration over full body scanners and pat downs in airports. In addition to a presidential run, Ventura said he was considering becoming a dual citizen of Mexico and vowed to never fly commercial airliners again.

“The only way that I could change it I guess would be to run for president and win it,” Ventura said, according to Minnesota Public Radio, which has audio of the event. “Is that what it will take?”

Asked if he’s going to running for president, Ventura said “I’m thinking about it. That’s all though.”

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Ventura added that he’ll begin calling the U.S. the “Fascist States of America” and stop standing for the national anthem.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.