Joe Rogan, easily the most well-known and popular podcaster with a platform rivaled by few, admitted recently during an interview that he has purposely turned down interview request from none other than former President Donald Trump, making clear to listeners that he is not, in any way, shape, or form, a fan of 45.
According to The Wrap, Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience finally tackled a question he receives constantly: Why doesn’t he have Trump on his podcast? Rogan held nothing back as he admitted that it was by choice that Trump has not yet made an appearance.
“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,” Rogan said.
He added: “I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”
Joe Rogan said he had declined several times to have Donald Trump on his influential Spotify podcast. “I don’t want to help him,” said Rogan, who has amplified Covid-19 misinformation and is popular with many Trump supporters. https://t.co/OLpILX1VBN
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 6, 2022
“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 said of Trump.
Many of Trump’s supporters weren’t exactly thrilled with Rogan’s take on Trump and why he wouldn’t have him on.
Joe Rogan said he won't have Trump on his show. He says he doesn't want to support him in any way. I don't support any person who does not support Donald Trump. In my opinion, that tells us all we need to know about Mr Rogan.
— Jim Benson (@jmbenson1491) July 6, 2022
Of course, should Trump announce his intentions for 2024, Rogan might change his mind, as Trump on his program would be a guaranteed hit, to say the very least. Only time will tell.