“Donald Trump needs to pick a running mate who is more despicable than they believe he is,” the former wrestler and author of the new book Shit Politicians Say said in an extensive phone interview with The Daily Beast. “If he doesn’t and he picks a status quo Republican, don’t be surprised if he gets assassinated.”
Ventura, a political novelty himself who lets his stringy white hair hang down over Jimi Hendrix shirts and admittedly engages in conspiracy theorizing, wasn’t outright predicting the death of a major party candidate.
“I’m just saying that,” Ventura demurred. “Trump needs to make an insurance pick, someone who they’d fear more than him.”
The veteran of the WWE said he was that type of guy—a renegade the establishment would piss their pants over should he assume the office of the presidency.