He claimed he would never pull a Trump card.
Even though hosts a bunch of polarizing characters on his showpodcaster Joe Rogan claims there is one person who will never appear on his podcast: Former US President Donald Trump.
54-year-old comedian and Straightforward UFC commentator on Monday episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience” with computer scientist Lex Fridman.
“I am not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form,” the former “Fear Factor” host told Fridman, 35. “I had the opportunity to have him on the show. my program, more than once, and I said no all the time. “
He added, “I don’t want to help him, I’m not interested in helping him.”
The topic of Trump was brought up while Rogan was discussing the polarization of politics in the United States in 2022.
“It was a strange, post-Trump period,” lamented the “News Radio” curator. “The Trump era will also be one of those strange times when people look back at the history of division in this country.”
He claimed that the 76-year-old ex-president was so divisive that people “forsaken their own morality and ethics” to criticize him, adding that Trump was an “existential threat to the economy itself.” democracy.”
Elsewhere, Rogan, who confirmed Bernie Sanders during the 2020 presidential race, discussed the possibility of Donald running for office in 2024. While Trump has hinted at entering the aforementioned presidential race, he never actually confirmed his bid for the Commander-in-Chief.
However, Rogan insisted, “he’s going to run again, things are going to get weirder, he’s running against a dead man.”
“Biden shook hands with people who weren’t even there when he left the stage, I think he was seeing ghosts,” the MMA fan added. He is referring to the infamous April event in which President Joe Biden appeared to shake hands with thin air after a speech in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Rogan, seemingly trying to show he’s not taking sides, then doubled down on his Biden shot, saying: “Did you see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other day? He’s just rambling.”
“If he were anyone else, a Republican, if it were Donald Trump doing it, every f-king talk show would be screaming at him to stop broadcasting,” the comic says. more.
Despite claiming to be a nonpartisan loyalist, Rogan recently expressed support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ potential presidential run.. He dropped the endorsement on an episode last week with MMA frontrunner and Disney’s exiled Gina Carano.
“I think Ron DeSantis would make a good president,” said the podcaster. “I mean, what he’s done for Florida is admirable.”
Rogan argues that DeSantis’ leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen Florida reopen much earlier than other states that maintained health-related restrictions on businesses, and schools, have been effective despite harsh criticism from Democrats.
In the past, the comedian has been criticized for hosting many divisive figures, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, and most recently Dr. someone who vehemently opposes vaxxers.
In response to the second guest, A-list musicians from Joni Mitchell to Neil Young pulled their music from Spotify this past winter in an attempt to get the platform to get rid of Rogan. However, earlier this week, Crosby, Stills & Nash rejoin the streaming platform, seemingly ending their months-long boycott.