(BLP) – The biggest podcaster in the world who reaches over 11 million people per episode just said that he believes “Ron DeSantis would work as a good president.”
Joe Rogan floats 2024 choice:
“Ron DeSantis would work as a good president." pic.twitter.com/H5k8KBkdho
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I think, I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable. I feel like what he did for Florida, a lot of people gave him a lot of grief, but ultimately, he was correct,” Rogan said.
“[DeSantis] was correct when it comes to like deaths. He was correct when it comes to protecting our vulnerable populations,” the podcast host added. “He was correct in terms of distribution of monoclonal antibodies, and he was furious when the government tried to pull those, they were trying to pull very effective treatments.”
“You know, he is not perfect, he’s a human being,” Rogan continued. “But what he’s done is stand up for freedoms and people think that, there’s some weird gaslighting s*** that went on where people equated freedom and saying the word freedom to like right wing bigotry and hate, it is so strange.”
Rogan made the statement during his interview with Daily Wire star, Gina Carano, where he also praised the conservative news media site. Then he noted that Ben Shapiro, one of the organization’s founders, was “f***ing brilliant.”
“It’s very interesting because what [The Daily Wire is] doing is they’re creating a right-wing alternative to, they’re doing stand up comedy, they’re doing podcasts, they’re doing all these different things and Ben’s a pretty f***ing brilliant guy,” Rogan said. “It’s really interesting like as a business model like there is a market for that. People are tired of being spoon fed one ideology.”
What Rogan was referring to was the dried-up mainstream content that Americans have come to ignore in recent years.
Late-night “comedy” shows like Stephen Colbert have been losing popularity because of their washed-up left-wing talking points, so Rogan was acknowledging The Daily Wire and its efforts to provide an alternative to those outlets that is fun, entertaining, and original.
Rogan has been increasingly critical of the left-wing media in recent years, so it’s not surprising that the podcaster would be a fan of The Daily Wire.
Rogan, however, was a supporter of Bernie Sanders during the 2020 presidential election cycle, so his comments in favor of DeSantis showcase the growing disconnect between Americans and the ruling left under Joe Biden’s leadership over the past 2 years.