MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he hopes Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president and would be open to running as his vice president.

The former pro wrestler's support for Trump comes despite some major political differences, including immigration. The billionaire businessman and former reality TV star has taken a hardline stance on immigration, calling for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally.

Ventura on the other hand, lives in Mexico and has criticized Trump for his remarks about immigrants. Ventura has said immigration status should not affect employment in the U.S.

Ventura talked about Trump on his Internet TV show "Off the Grid." Ventura has previously endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.