Heading into the 2016 presidential election, no one really thought Donald Trump would actually become the next president. After just a month in office, Trump is facing heavy backlash, even from those who he once considered a friend.

Ventura on Trump

Over the last 20 years, one of the most versatile individuals in politics has been Jesse Ventura. A retired Navy SEAL, Ventura made a name for himself as a professional wrestler in the WWE, then known as the WWF, back in the 1970s and 1980s. Ventura also starred in several movies, including a role alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Predator." In the years that followed, Ventura became a New York Times best selling author, and also the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota in 1991, before become the Independent governor of the state in 1998.

In recent years, Ventura has been outspoken about a variety of issues dealing with American politics, and is an outspoken critic of both Democrats and Republicans. On Saturday, the former Minnesota governor took to his Facebook and voiced his opposition to Donald Trump, as seen on February 25.

"I thought Donald Trump ran his campaign as 'a man of the people,'" Jesse Ventura wrote on his Facebook page. "Someone who vowed to end the corporate takeover of our government, someone who vowed to bring jobs back. Even thinking about reversing state law and making legalized recreational marijuana illegal is going against the people’s will," Ventura continued. "This is going against job creation and a reliable part of a state's economy.

The citizens of these states VOTED to make recreational marijuana legal. It wasn't the politicians, it was WE THE PEOPLE," the statement went on.

Trump slammed

"Obviously President Trump is following in the footsteps of every president that came before him: he thinks the Government knows what is best for us," Jesse Ventura wrote.

Not stopping there, the WWE Hall of Famer continued to rip into the new commander in chief. "He's been president for a little over a month, and he's already forgotten that 'We the People' are the Government!" "AND he's planning on reinstating private prisons?" Ventura rhetorically asked, before noting, "Let's connect the dots: Private prisons need to be 80 - 90% full to be profitable." After piling on his criticism, Ventura concluded with, "That's his plan, people."