Joe Rogan, the host of the world’s most popular podcast, said he would not interview former President Trump on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape, or form,” Rogan said on the “Lex Fridman Podcast” on Monday. “I’ve had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once. I’ve said no every time.”
Additionally, Rogan called Trump an, “existential threat to democracy itself.”
He added, “I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”
While Rogan showed he is not a fan of Trump, he did not speak highly of President Biden either.
“He’s going to run again,” Rogan said of Trump. He then added that Trump would be running against a “dead man” referring to Biden.
Rogan also pointed out the mainstream media’s bias in favor of Biden. The famous podcaster claimed that if Trump or any Republican presented the way that 79 year old Biden does, the media would be “screaming for him to be off the air.”
Fridman pushed back against Rogan’s insistence he would not interview Trump and suggested that he might change his mind citing the many controversial figures Rogan has hosted on the show.
Rogan stuck to his original statement, raising concerns that an interview with Trump could change the way people view the former president and even help him win the the office again in 2024.
“I think you can revitalize and rehabilitate someone’s image in a way that is pretty shocking,” Rogan told Fridman.
Rogan’s political views have changed in the last few years. In the 2016 presidential election, he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). However, recently Rogan said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) would be a good president.
In Rogan’s comments condemning the former president, he remarked that the Trump era will be seen as, “one of the weirder times when people look back historically about the division in this country.”