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On Monday, Piers Morgan returned from assignment across the pond, welcoming former professional wrestler, and Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura for a primetime exclusive interview.
Speaking before a live studio audience, the man who describes himself as an Independent had some strong words for Mitt Romney. On the heels of the controversial comments caught on tape at a closed-door fundraiser, "The Body" concluded that the GOP presidential candidate was alienating voters who do not pay their income taxes:
"It shows me that Mitt Romney probably lives in a world that I don't live in," said Monday's guest. "He comes from wealth. And most people I find that are born with that kind of money truly don't know what it's like to be out there."
Speaking with his trademark brand of candor, Ventura went on to share his views on campaign financing, and super PAC's:
"Their entire political system is based upon bribery," said Ventura about the current M.O. in Washington.
"Who can bribe and give the most money to the politician and now, thanks to our illustrious Supreme Court that ruled that corporations have the same right as individuals and that money is free speech," he continued.
Engaging in spirited debate with Piers Morgan, Ventura also weighed in on 9/11, suggesting that the terror attacks were not a "failure of intelligence," but more so tied to the notion that the "Bush administration ignored the intelligence."
"We knew before. Condoleezza Rice's memo on August 6th when it stated right in the memo, [Osama] Bin Laden to steal planes and run them into buildings. And more stuff is coming out now," said the 61-year-old. "It was almost like they ignored it because they wanted it to happen."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Ventura – with the studio audience hanging on every word – further challenges Morgan on specifics of September 11th.
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