Celebrity Politics: Trump's White House? By People Staff Published on January 7, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Supporters of Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, a leader in the Reform Party, are said to be urging Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. (A Trump candidacy would serve as an alternative to the candidacy of Pat Buchanan.) “Everybody wants me to run for President, and I have a lot of respect for Jesse and the job he has done,” Trump told the Associated Press. “When he asks to look at something, I’m going to consider it.” The New York-based real estate developer declined to say whether or not Ventura has actually urged him to run.