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Jesse Ventura says Bernie Sanders politely but firmly declined his endorsement

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is no longer feeling the Bern, after the Democratic presidential candidate declined his offer for endorsement.

Ventura told KSTP's Tom Hauser on Monday that he had a "nice meeting" with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after a rally in Minneapolis, but also said Sanders "kind of blew me off" and rejected his endorsement. Ventura previously announced that he was split between throwing his support behind Sanders or Donald Trump, saying he liked their stances on money in politics (he admitted to disagreeing with Trump's foreign policy and immigration ideas, KSTP reports).

Now, Ventura says he's not going to endorse anyone, except possibly himself — the former wrestler is contemplating running as a Libertarian.