Popular podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently talked about the former President Donald Trump. He said that “the morons had a king” with Trump.
Joe Rogan opens up on Donald Trump
Rogan commented on a Thursday episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast while speaking to Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy about politics. The pair discussed newly sworn-in Republican Rep. George Santos, who has generated controversy after reports revealed he fabricated vast swaths of his resume while campaigning.
Rogan said there would be more candidates like Santos in the future and that politics is a “gross, compromised world.”
“I mean, who the f*** is gonna sign off on getting rid of all the special interest groups, getting rid of all the lobbyists? No one. So it’s like, that’s why it was fascinating to see a guy like Trump getting to power because he was such an outsider,” Rogan said in a clip published by Mediaite.
Portnoy had agreed and said that the political establishment was not aware of how to react to Trump as he behaved in a way they did not expect.
“And the morons had a king. There’s a lot of morons,” Rogan said. “And it doesn’t matter what he’s saying, like, for them, he represents them.”
“‘He’s not perfect, but at least he’s real’ – like there’s that sort of thought process that he played with,” Rogan said while imitating a Trump supporter.
“And also people that didn’t, they didn’t feel represented by someone who was ever in charge. And now this guy is, and it’s their guy.”
Despite Rogan’s popularity in right-wing circles, he has previously been dismissive of Trump and has claimed that he has turned down multiple requests for him to appear on his podcast.
“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 in July. “I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”