Joe Rogan, the nation’s most popular podcaster, has stated that he’ll vote for former President Donald Trump over incumbent President Joe Biden.
The host of the aptly-named Joe Rogan Experience made the stunning remarks in a podcast this week.
Rogan spoke on the topic during a podcast with Russell Brand, stating that the current president is “gone.” Rogan said that Biden is “relying on his cabinet” and that the cabinet is a “sideshow of diversity.”
The host said that he would vote for Donald Trump over Joe Biden.
Joe Rogan SMOKES entire Biden Regime in 60 seconds, Finally says he would vote TRUMP 🔥
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 7, 2023
The news is especially surprising because of Rogan’s refusal to have the former president on his podcast. Rogan had previously called the former president a “polarizing figure” and said that Trump’s time in the White House “one of the weirder times” in the country’s history.
Despite this, Rogan has been sympathetic to the 45th president, declaring after the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home that the effort was likely a means to knock out the candidate from a 2024 bid.
Rogan has taken a variety of different political perspectives over the years. In 2020 he actively backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the Democratic nomination for president. This earned him the ire of a number of left-wing causes.
The podcast host has attracted one of the most popular audiences in the country over the last decade.
Rogan had the country’s most popular podcast on Spotify last year. This is the second year in a row that the podcast giant held that title.
Rogan’s political journey is remarkably similar to that of another outsider: current Twitter owner Elon Musk. Musk’s political journey took him from the left and supporting Barack Obama for president to one more toward the political center.
Musk announced last year that he was leaning toward supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) if he ran for president, which was welcomed by the prospective candidate.
Rogan’s swing toward the political center has drawn considerable ire from those on the political left. It also comes as Rogan himself does not declare himself a conservative. However, his decision to allow in right-of-center voices has made him ‘public enemy number one’ to many.