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Joe Rogan Explains Why He Won't Have Trump On His Show

Damir Mujezinovic - Author

Jul. 12 2022, Published 11:52 a.m. ET

Joe Rogan, the host of the mega-popular podcast Joe Rogan Experience, has had individuals from all walks of life on his show, including some of the nation's top politicians.

Former President Donald Trump is one person Rogan has never had on his podcast -- and that will not change anytime soon, according to Rogan himself.

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Rogan Won't Have Trump On

Speaking with fellow podcaster Lex Fridman, Rogan revealed that he has turned down Trump multiple times from appearing on his show.

"I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form," Rogan told Fridman, as reported by The Washington Post, noting that he is refusing to "help" the former president.

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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.

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In the same interview, Rogan described Trump as a "polarizing figure" and an "existential threat to democracy itself."

"So many people felt like they could abandon their own ethics and morals and principles just to attack him and anybody who supports him," he noted.

But Fridman pointed out that Rogan has had a number of controversial figures on his show, including Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.

According to Rogan, however, hosting Ye is different because he is an "artist."

"Kanye doing well or not doing well doesn’t change the course of our country," the podcast host said.

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Rogan's Politics

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A self-described liberal and progressive, Rogan supported Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential election.

As one of the most liberal senators, Sanders supports social democratic policies such as universal healthcare, paid vacation leave, and free higher education.

When it comes to the 2024 election, however, Rogan appears to be open to backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican whose popularity skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president. I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable," Rogan said on a recent episode of his show.

Trump 2024

Trump has made it clear that he intends to run for president again, and most polls show he remains by far the most popular Republican figure in the country.

However, it is not just Rogan that has warmed up to DeSantis -- plenty of conservatives feel the same way about the Florida governor.

As Newsweek reported, in a new New York Times/Siena College poll 49 percent of GOP voters said they back Trump for president, while 25 percent expressed support for DeSantis.


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