ST. PAUL -- If Reform Party Gov. Jesse Ventura plans to hand his endorsement to possible presidential candidate Donald Trump today, he's not saying.
But actions speak louder than words, especially when comparing the embrace Ventura will give Trump to the cold shoulder he gave presidential candidate Pat Buchanan in October.
When Buchanan came to town to tout his book, he and Ventura never even spoke on the phone. Trump and Ventura plan a news conference together today and the developer will be the keynote speaker tonight at the first post-election fund-raiser for the Jesse Ventura Volunteer Committee.
Ventura wouldn't talk Thursday about whether he might endorse Trump if he decided to enter the presidential contest.
''He's coming to town,'' Ventura said tersely. ''I'll enjoy lunch with him.''
Trump political strategist Roger Stone downplayed endorsement talk.
''That's not on the agenda. It's unfair to ask someone to endorse you if you haven't decided to run,'' Stone said.
Ventura and Trump will get together for a news conference on the importance of Reform Party inclusion in presidential debates.
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