Popular podcaster Joe Rogan revealed during an interview on the Lex Fridman Podcast that he has turned down multiple requests from former president Donald Trump to appear on his show.
“I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form,” Rogan said. “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 his commentary, Rogan said that he considers Trump to be an “existential threat” to democracy in the US — a man who inspired such strong feelings that people “abandoned their own ethics and morals” to criticize him.
Rogan’s comments may come as a surprise to people who have for years listened to him promote cultural and political positions that seemed aligned with Trump’s viewpoints.
But Rogan’s politics do not seem to follow a strict ideology. In the buildup to the 2020 presidential election, Rogan hosted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on his podcast and endorsed him in the Democratic primary. He said he voted didn’t vote for Trump or Biden. Instead, he voted for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgenson in the general election.
Joe Rogan says he has turned down multiple offers to have Donald Trump on his podcast:
"I don't want to help him. I'm not interested in helping him." pic.twitter.com/Cd6A3b4asf
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