Joe Rogan Terms Trump A Polarizing Figure And Threat To Democracy: Podcaster Says He Refused To Have The Former President On His Show

Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan has claimed that he has declined on multiple occasions the chance to have Donald Trump on his wildly popular show. Rogan has faced criticism earlier from critics for using the popular platform to promote and encourage conspiracy theories. He also promoted wild theories on the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations.

But Joe Rogan emphasized that he refused to host the former president multiple times and emphasized that he is one guest that he would never have on the popular show. He said that he turned down the opportunity to host the controversial president on multiple occasions on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which airs on Spotify.

Rogan said that he had said no many times, and he was not intent on helping the person whom he branded as an existential threat to democracy and a polarizing figure. Joe Rogan reiterated that he was never a supporter of Trump.

Rogan had backed Independent Senator Bernie Sanders in 2020 and has said he would back Ron DeSantis, the Republican Governor of Florida if he were ever to run for the top job in the 2024 Presidential elections.

Joe Rogan Has Sported Controversy On His Podcasts For His Comments

Joe Rogan has a huge following and has courted one controversy after another in his podcast on Spotify. He has around 11 million followers in his episodes. Spotify reportedly paid $100 million to secure its podcast library.

In January Spotify was called out by medical professionals for allowing Rogan to spread harmful and false claims about the virus and the vaccinations over their platform. They alleged that Rogan was spreading misinformation through the platform.

Many leading artists including Joni Mitchell and Neil Young took their songs off Spotify in protest.

Trump’s niece, Mary L. Trump, a fierce critic of the former President, also removed her work from the platform in protest against Joe Rogan’s presence.

This backlash forced Joe Rogan to backtrack on Instagram saying that he would do more to be truthful about certain issues, especially about the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines.