Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Tuesday he has gone “off the grid” in Mexico so as to avoid the “drones.”
“I’m off the grid. I move about with my TV show so that the drones can’t find me and you won’t know exactly where I am,” Ventura said during a TV interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” ignoring questions about whether it’s all a “hoax.”
The former professional wrestler said he currently resides in an “undisclosed location in Mexico.”
Ventura, who hosts a survival show on Ora TV called “Off the Grid,” said that so “long as we have solar power and we can reach the satellite,” avoiding civilization is doable.
“I view the United States, today, much like East Berlin. And I’m off the grid. I’ve tried for 20 years to warn the country about the Democrats and Republicans, and nobody’s listening,” he said.
He said that after years of being on “the inside, looking out,” he now sees the United States “from the outside looking in.”
“I now view the United States from the outside, and I don’t like what I see,” Ventura said. “You know what the favorite T-shirt was off the grid down here a couple years ago? A picture of [former President] George Bush, and it said weapon of mass destruction. Is that the way we want the United States portrayed throughout the world? I don’t think so.”
Ventura ignored questions about how he remains “off the grid” with Internet access.
“I’m solving problems. … I’m a job creator,” the former governor said later in the interview. “And I’m not only creating jobs, putting Mexicans to work, I’m stopping them from running across the border now and taking our jobs, because my whole staff said that if I wasn’t down here, and I didn’t have them, they’d be coming up to America, looking for jobs.”
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This post has been updated.