By Claire Bernish | 27 February 2017
FREE THOUGHT PROJECT — Outspoken former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura excoriated President Donald Trump over the weekend for disregarding campaign promises to be a ‘man of the people’ — and that he “is following in the footsteps of every president that came before him: he thinks the Government knows what is best for us.”
Ventura, whose history as a WWE professional wrestler and brash style has been loosely compared to Trump’s, slammed the president as a carbon copy leader of each preceding administration — particularly in regard to draconian cannabis legislation and the prison-industrial complex — in a post to Facebook.
“I thought Donald Trump ran his campaign as ‘a man of the people.’ Someone who vowed to end the corporate takeover of our government, someone who vowed to bring jobs back,” Ventura asserted. “Even thinking about reversing state law and making legalized recreational marijuana illegal is going against the people’s will. This is going against job creation and a reliable part of a state’s economy. The citizens of these states VOTED to make recreational marijuana legal. It wasn’t the politicians, it was WE THE PEOPLE. Obviously President Trump is following in the footsteps of every president that came before him: he thinks the Government knows what is best for us.” […]