Joe Rogan said during a Monday episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” with computer scientist Lex Fridman that he has no interest in ever having former President Donald Trump on his podcast.
“It is already a weird time, post-Trump,” Rogan said to Fridman. “The Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times when people look back historically about the division in this country.”
According to Rogan, Trump was “such a polarizing figure that so many people felt like they could abandon their own ethics and morals and principles just to attack him.” Trump, he said, “is an existential threat to democracy itself.”
Rogan added, “I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form. I’ve had the opportunity 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.”
Fridman noted that Rogan has had many people on his podcast that he doesn’t agree with politically and he said Rogan would likely change his mind on not having Trump on the podcast. Fridman pointed to Kanye West as an example.
“Yeah, but Kanye’s an artist,” Rogan responded. “Kanye doing well or not doing well, doesn’t change the course of our country.”
Asked if Trump could win in 2024, Rogan said: “Well, he’s running against a dead man, you know? I mean, Biden shakes hands with people that aren’t even there when he gets off stage. I think he’s seeing ghosts. You see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other day? He was just rambling. I mean, he’s — if he was anyone else, if he was a Republican, if it was Donald Trump doing that, every f***ing talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air.”
While Rogan is typically assumed to be right-wing, he considers himself to be nonpartisan. He previously endorsed Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the 2020 presidential race and expressed his support for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in his possible 2024 presidential run.
Gina Carano, who starred in The Daily Wire’s newest film, “Terror on The Prairie,” asked Rogan last week if he was “throwing out any support towards anyone.” Rogan responded, “I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president. I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”
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