AUSTIN, TX – Extremely popular podcaster Joe Rogan has never been one to shy away from voicing his at-times controversial opinions, and he continued that trend in a recent interview where he not only expressed criticism for the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, but former President Donald Trump as well, revealing his reasoning for never having had him as a guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
While being interviewed on The Lex Fridman Podcast, Rogan was asked for his opinion about a potential presidential rematch between Biden and Trump in 2024, and the veteran UFC commentator gave the nod to Trump due to Biden being – in Rogan’s words – a “dead man.”
“Well, he’s running against a dead man,” Rogan said of a potential Trump run for office again. “Biden shakes hands with people that aren’t even there when he gets off stage. I think he’s seeing ghosts.”
Rogan also referred to Biden’s recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where he noted the President’s seemingly declining mental state.
“You see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other day? He was just rambling,” Rogan said. “If he was anyone else, if he was a Republican…if that was Donald Trump doing that, every f**king talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air.”
At one point during the interview, the discussion turned to Rogan’s feelings about Trump, where he referred to the former President’s run in the Oval Office as “one of the weirder times” in American history.
“Trump is 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.
Rogan also noted that – despite the fact that he has had many people on his record-breaking Spotify podcast that were considered controversial and divisive – he was never interested in having Trump as a guest, saying that “I’m not interested in helping him.”
“By the way, 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. “I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”
However, Fridman maintained that Rogan would eventually change his mind and have the former “The Apprentice” star on his podcast.
“The night is still young,” he said. “I think you’ll have him on.”