Ain’t got time to seethe: Ventura, Fox News, pot, ‘American Sniper’

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and Fox News host Jesse Watters are essentially in the same business: show business.

So it’s not surprising that the two together is a combustible experience as was the case when when Watters ostensibly was interested in Ventura’s views on marijuana legalization.

The reality is nobody cares anymore. Ventura has been a proponent of legalized marijuana for years and there’s nothing really new here.

But Watters wasn’t really interested in marijuana, he was waiting to sucker punch Ventura on something he likely knew would set the ex-governor off: his defamation suit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, who claimed in a book to have punched out Ventura in a bar fight.

Veteran Minnesota political fans have seen this before: Soften up Ventura with some softballs — the ex-governor admitted he didn’t smoke any pot while he was governor — and then light the fuse.

“Were you high when you sued Chris Kyle’s widow?” Watters asked.

Lift off.

  • Gary F

    When I travel for business, people still ask me about Jesse Ventura. He’s kinda still a thing nationwide. So I can see them making a bit over him. He has become tiresome in this state.

    Chris Kyle’s problem? He didn’t hit Jesse hard enough.

    • KTFoley

      “Chris Kyle’s problem? He didn’t hit Jesse hard enough.”

      Like, like, triple like.

  • BJ

    Je$$e Watter$ I’m not even going to google his name to figure out who he is.

  • Barton

    I have to agree with the ex-Gov on this one. It was a BS question and I do expect that from Fox News.

  • AJSmothers

    You probably shouldn’t be making stuff up to sell a book, even if you are a “popular guy” like Chris, and Jessie – no matter what anyone thinks of him, he can pretty much handle himself. Fox is never going to get better.