Jesse Ventura destroys Trump’s plan to turn US into a giant ‘prison’ with border wall
Jesse Ventura blasted GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s talk of building a border wall so that Mexican people can’t cross into the United States.
Former Minnesota governor and pro-wrestler Ventura not only laid into Trump, but bashed U.S. border policy, saying that it doesn’t make sense and is undemocratic.
“We stand for freedom, and yet we want to put up a wall that makes the United States look like a prison? Walls are a two-way street. Not only will they keep people out, but they will also keep you in.”
Ventura said he doesn’t want to live “with walls around my country… like I live inside East Berlin.”
He then pointed out that according to the 9/11 commission report, the hijackers came from Canada, and questioned why politicians like Trump that support a massive wall between the U.S. and Mexico don’t also favor one around the northern border.
“I’ll tell you what’s weird about all this. When I drive into Mexico, I’m welcome. Nobody there questions why I’m there, in fact they welcome me for coming down there,” Ventura said. “Yet when I turn around and come back to my own home country, the United States, it usually takes me two-to-three hours of unconditional questioning.”
It’s easier, he said, to go into Mexico as an American than it is to re-enter the United States, he said.
“Something,” he said, “is sorely wrong with that.”