Joe Rogan, the comedian who earns a reported $30 million a year for his wildly popular podcast, isn’t a huge fan of Donald Trump, but it now looks like he’ll vote for him in November.
“ ‘I can’t vote for that guy. I’d rather vote for Trump than [Biden]. I don’t think he can handle anything. You’re relying entirely on his cabinet. If you want to talk about an individual leader who can communicate, he can’t do that. And we don’t know what the f— he’ll be like after a year in office.’ ”
That’s Rogan’s response when his guest, Thiel Capital’s Eric Weinstein, said that “people, when they are given no choice at all, express themselves moronically. I want a choice of an actual president that’s viable. I don’t have one.”
Weinstein said he can’t vote for either candidate, but Rogan, who recently described Joe Biden as “very old” and “stumbling,” said the Democratic Party has “made us all morons” by moving toward nominating Biden as its presidential standard bearer.
“The pressure of being president of the United States is something than no one has ever prepared for,” Rogan explained in the Friday podcast. “The only one who seems to be fine with it is Trump, oddly enough. He doesn’t seem to be aging at all or in any sort of decline. Obama, almost immediately, started looking older. George W. [Bush], almost immediately, started looking older.”
Of course, Trump’s Twitter finger fired off several retweets:
But that’s not to say Rogan was all that complimentary of Trump, either.
“There’s a part of his appeal is he’s hitting a certain frequency that provides comfort and narrows the boundaries of what’s possible and puts things into some very digestible form that morons love,” he said. “I’m not saying that all people who are Trump supporters are morons. … But there’s a lot of people who are morons that like him because he’s talking in this frequency.”
Here’s the interview:
Rogan in the past has voiced support Bernie Sanders, who sent out this tweet of appreciation for having been described by the podcast host as “insanely consistent his entire life”: