The following CNN politics news video is from Piers Morgan’s TV show. Piers is interviewing Jesse Ventura. He asks Ventura about a possible run for president in the 2016 election. This video was added to the CNN website on June 3, 2013.
Jesse does not say whether he will run for president. But he said running in 2016 as an independent would be the time to do it because there is no incumbent. He said if he does run, he will have no political party. Ventura says there has been no president since George Washington who did not belong to a political party.
Piers asks Jesse about the IRS scandal. Before answering that, Ventura says that he would abolish the income tax and institute a national sales tax. Ventura doesn’t like the targeting of political groups. He said he got audited twice when he was the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. And the IRS even ended up owing him money one of those times. He claims he was “targeted.”