Joe Rogan is a renowned podcaster and media personality who has built an immense following with his wildly popular podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’. The podcast attracts a staggering 11 million listeners per episode.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed interest in appearing on the show multiple times. However, all his attempts have been met with resounding rejection. Joe Rogan has categorically stated his lack of support for Trump and his disinterest in providing him with a platform to further his political career.
In a conversation with Lex Fridman, Rogan emphasized his stance by saying “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. I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”
Even after Donald Trump’s recent appearance at UFC 290, Joe Rogan stood firm and refused to grant him access to his studio. This decision did not sit well with Trump’s political ally Roger Stone. He challenged Rogan to a cage match in the Octagon.
Stone expressed confidence in his abilities and said, “I know I can definitely take him. I hit the heavy bag for an hour every Saturday.”
While the prospect of a Trump-Rogan encounter on the podcast could attract an incredible audience, Rogan remains steadfast in his refusal to host the former president.
A Trump advisor acknowledged the potential impact of such an event. He told Daily Beast: “The mere discussion of Donald Trump on a blockbuster podcast like Joe Rogan builds a remarkable audience. Perhaps the only person bigger in the new media world than Joe Rogan is Donald Trump and the whole idea that the two of them would be together at long last — it would be an incredible audience.”
However, it seems that Trump will have to settle for brief exchanges with Joe Rogan at UFC events as the latter shows no signs of relenting.