Joe Rogan claims he knows exactly who a great president will be. It’s no surprise that Rogan would offer his views on a controversial political issue, given that his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, revolves around such thought-provoking content. However, it has often landed him in hot water. According to Rolling Stone, the UFC analyst interviewed virologist Dr. Robert Malone, and their conversation about the lack of effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and Malone’s views on the pandemic sparked a nationwide debate.
Medical experts and healthcare professionals have criticized Rogan for spreading misinformation to his large audience and sent an open letter urging Spotify to take action. Hundreds of doctors and scientists have claimed the streaming platform “enables” Rogan to “damage public confidence in scientific research” and causes his listeners to cast doubt on credible data.
According to CNBC, as a result of the backlash, Spotify added a content disclaimer to all podcasts that contain any type of COVID-19 conversation aired on their platform Answer (via deadline). While the podcaster has taken a step back from his medical conspiracy content, he hasn’t stopped sharing his political views.
Joe Rogan announces who he will vote for in the next presidential election
Joe Rogan shared who he wants to vote for in 2024 on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience. During his discussion with actress Gina Carano, Rogan was very candid about his attitude toward Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, insisting he would be a good fit for President of the United States. “What he did for Florida was admirable,” Rogan said (via the New York Post). “You know, he’s not perfect, he’s human, but he stood up for freedoms.”
While the nation was under lockdown during the height of the pandemic in September 2020, DeSantis received major backlash for reopening all Florida stores while also banning anyone from being fined for not wearing a mask, according to AP News.
It hasn’t been confirmed if DeSantis plans to run in the 2024 presidential election, but People sources believe he has a good chance against former President Donald Trump — if he decides to fight again. “Ron DeSantis is popular with Republican voters in Florida, which is a good indication of how he would do nationally,” a political insider told the outlet. “He’s not afraid to speak out on unpopular issues, and more importantly, he’s not afraid of Donald Trump.”