Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura (I) took on the top tier of Republican presidential candidates and determined that none of them were qualified to lead the country.
Speaking on his Ora TV Off the Grid show on Thursday, the former Navy SEAL began with claims made by “climate denier Ted Cruz.”
“The more carbon you are putting into the atmosphere, the hotter it’s going to get,” Ventura explained to Cruz. “That is a scientific fact, Ted Cruz. It’s not debatable, it’s science.”
Turning to Ben Carson, Ventura wondered when he “made the choice to be gay or hetero.”
“It don’t work that way, it’s physical, you are born that way,” Ventura pointed out. “But see, people like Ben Carson can’t get it through their thick heads that people are indeed born that way.”
“Anyone that makes a statement like that should not be the president of the United States by any stretch of the imagination,” he added.
When it came to Mike Huckabee’s assertion that women wanted birth control because “they cannot control their libido,” Ventura rubbed his eyes in disbelief.
“Mike Huckabee is one of these religious fanatics who thinks you have sex just to procreate,” Ventura quipped. “Nobody has told Mike Huckabee that sex is fun. Nobody has told Mike Huckabee that it is probably the most enjoyable thing men and women can do together. Why do you think it happens so often?”
“And if you’re a religious man, Mike, if it was only to produce children, why did God make it feel so damn good?”
Watch Ventura’s take on the other candidates below.
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Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.