Joe Rogan refuses to host Trump on his podcast: 'I'm NOT interested in helping him'
'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,' said Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan claimed that despite numerous opportunities to interview former President Donald Trump, he turned them down because he didn't want to help the ex-POTUS. Rogan told Lex Fridman, a computer scientist, on 'The Lex Fridman Podcast' on Monday, July 4, "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."
During a larger discussion about the polarisation of US politics, Rogan drew his line about Trump. When considering the history of this country's split, he predicted that the Trump period will be ‘one of the weirder times.’ He went on to say, “The Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times. When people look back historically on 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 anticipated that Trump, 76, would make another bid for the presidency, adding that he would be ‘running against a dead man' referring to Biden, who's 79. Rogan said, “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. Did you see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other day? He was just rambling" Fridman meanwhile, suggested that Rogan frequently hosted contentious personalities, such as the musician Kanye West, and that Rogan would eventually reconsider inviting Trump. However, Rogan drew a contrast, stating that West is an artist and that he's ‘doing well or not doing well doesn't change the course of our country’ to which Fridman asked, "Do you really bear the responsibility of the course of our country based on a conversation?"
Rogan replied, "I think you can revitalize and rehabilitate someone's image in a way that is pretty shocking." Fridman pushed Rogan to reconsider, adding that he believed Rogan could get Trump to reveal more information. But Rogan said that Trump didn't do drugs — which he said helped some of his other podcast guests open up during their conversations — and that he'd need to do significant research to prepare to interview Trump. "I don't know if he would genuinely be there. I think he would be putting on a performance,” he remarked.
“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."https://t.co/8SeV9bxsjt— Variety (@Variety) July 5, 2022
According to Variety, despite objections from those on the left who disapprove of the politically incorrect things he has made, Rogan's show, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ is one of the most well-known and successful podcasts in broadcasting history. Trump supported Rogan in February after a video compilation of Rogan uttering a racial slur went viral, despite the fact that Rogan claimed he didn't support Trump. Trump said at the time that Rogan shouldn't have to keep apologizing to his critics. Additionally, Rogan's most recent statements appear to be at odds with those he made in 2020 when he declared that he would rather vote for Trump than Joe Biden, despite the fact that Rogan had previously supported Bernie Sanders and advocated a number of liberal political positions.