Joe Rogan has revealed he doesn’t support Donald Trump and has refused to let the former president on his podcast. During a discussion on the Lex Fridman podcast posted to Youtube earlier this week, the comedian stated he has never been on the Trump Train and has even denied multiple interview opportunities with the polarising politician.
“By the way, I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape, or form,” he told Fridman. “I’ve had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once. I’ve said ‘no,’ every time.” Rogan, 54, added, “I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him”.
During the conversation, the UFC commenter noted, “The Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times”. Acknowledging several negative impacts of his candidacy, he continued, “when people look back historically about the division in this country, he’s such a polarising figure that so many people felt like they could abandon their own ethics and morals and principles just to attack him and anybody who supports him because he is an existential threat to democracy itself.”
Fridman pushed back, saying Trump would likely be a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience in the future, noting Rogan’s appetite for controversial guests in the past. Fridman brought up Kanye West as an example. “Yeah, but Kanye’s an artist,” Rogan rebutted. “Kanye doing well or not doing well, doesn’t change the course of our country.”
Further in the dialogue, Joe Rogan predicted Donald Trump will most likely run for president in 2024. Asked if he could win, Rogan replied by roasting current Commander in Chief, Joe Biden, saying, “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 that was Donald Trump doing that, every f––king talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air.”
Recently the entertainer found himself in hot water, with controversies surrounding his use of the N-Word in past podcast episodes and spreading misinformation against COVID-19 vaccines. He has since publicly apologised for his language, saying, “I never used it to be racist because I’m not racist.” He added, “But whenever you’re in a situation where you have to say, ‘I’m not racist,’ you’ve f—— up, and I clearly have f—— up. There’s nothing I can do to take that back. I wish I could, obviously, that’s not possible.”