Joe Rogan, a popular podcast host and media personality said that he turned down the opportunity to interview former President Donald Trump several times. Many people wanted to see Rogan interview Trump, but we now know Rogan did not want to interview Trump or have him on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
It shouldn’t be surprising, given that Rogan repeatedly stated publicly, and most recently, in a podcast interview with Patrick Bet-David, that he voted to support Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian candidate) during 2020 General Election. Rogan has said that since October 2020. He also confirmed that Jorgensen was his December 2020 vote.
— Jess Mears (@jessfortravel) December 30, 2020
Rogan endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT for President at the 2020 Democratic primaries. He has now backed Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL for President in 2024. Rogan appears to be an independent voter. However, he’s not the only one who has switched from Sanders to DeSantis.
Rogan appeared on the Lex Fridman podcast and confirmed that he did not in the past — and does not — support Trump. He mentioned that he’s not interested in helping Trump expand his platform.
“By the way, 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.”
Rogan signed an agreement with Spotify, which covered at least three years and cost $200 million. Rogan’s podcast can only be listened to on Spotify; that’s why they gave him the lucrative deal, so he is exclusively on their platform. On average, Rogan receives 11 million listeners per episode.
Rogan told Friedman that the Trump era “will be one of the weirder times.” Rogan continued:
“When people look back historically about the division in this country, he’s such a polarizing 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.”
Rogan also said that he believes Trump will run for President again against a “dead man,” referring to President Joe Biden:
“Well, he’s running against a dead man, you know? “I mean. [Joe] Biden, shakes hands with people that aren’t even there when he gets off stage.”
Rogan made clear to the 11 million listeners of his daily podcast that he doesn’t support Trump and Biden. Rogan and Elon Musk will back DeSantis if he runs for office in 2024.