Joe Rogan claimed this week that Donald Trump has repeatedly asked to appear on his popular podcast — just for the controversial podcaster to shoot down the offers because he is “not interested in helping” Trump.
only days after supporting GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for Presidentthe co-founder of the the so-called Intellectual Dark Web also pointed out that he is “in no way, shape, or form a Trump supporter.”
In conversation with fellow podcast host Lex Fridman earlier this weekRogan noted that the “Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times” in recent history.
“When people look back historically at the divisions in this country, he is such a polarizing figure that so many people felt that they could give up their own ethics and morals and principles to attack him and everyone who supports him because he is an existentialist. threat to democracy itself,” the UFC commentator continued.
After Fridman suggested that Trump was more of a symptom than a cause and that “it’s going to get even weirder,” Rogan noted that the twice-accused ex-president will likely return to the White House in 2024. At the same time, he said Trump had a good chance of winning if he goes up against President Joe Biden.
“Well, he runs into a dead man, you know? I mean, Biden shakes hands with people who aren’t even there when he leaves the stage. I think he sees ghosts,” Rogan snapped.
He also criticized Biden’s recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show, saying the president was “just walking around” and that if he were Trump or any other Republican, “every goddamn talk show would be screaming to be off the air. “
Yet, despite his open criticism of Biden’s performance as president, the star podcaster — which has achieved hero status on the right be first transphobic and anti-vaccine comment– wanted it to be known that he was not a Trump fan. And that he has repeatedly rejected overtures from Trump’s camp.
“By the way, I am in no way, in any form, a supporter of Trump,” he stated. “I’ve had the chance to have him on my show more than once: I’ve said no every time. I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”
With a hint of skepticism, Fridman insisted that Rogan would eventually “have it on,” noting that the host has said he doesn’t care about politics and is instead interested in “good conversation” with his guests.
“And I think you had Kanye on, for example, and you had a great conversation with them,” Fridman added, referring to Rogan’s interview with the MAGA amplifying rap superstar†
“Yeah, but Kanye is an artist,” Rogan replied. “Kanye does it right or it doesn’t do it right – it doesn’t change the course of our country.”
Rogan’s complete rejection of Trump and recent endorsement of DeSantis comes as: conservatives are increasingly collapsing the ex-president amid the explosive January 6 committee hearings. Trump, meanwhile is reportedly preparing to officially announce a 2024 bid soon in an effort to smooth out the political damage of the hearings and steal the headlines from potential GOP rivals like DeSantis.
A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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