(BizPacReview) Influential podcaster Joe Rogan says that Donald Trump is the likely next U.S. president in a potential rematch with “decaying” President Joe Biden. VP Kamala Harris doesn’t stand much of a chance against Trump either if she becomes the Democrat nominee, according to Rogan.
Trump’s name came up during Rogan’s longform interview with Amanda Knox, the American woman whose murder conviction in Italy was overturned by that country’s supreme court in 2015. The Knox case supposedly inspired Stillwater, the new Matt Damon movie.
At one point in the interview, Knox reportedly referred to media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, who served, several non-consecutive terms as prime minister, as the “Donald Trump of Italy,” adding that he was in office for a “ridiculously long time.”
“That’s probably what Trump wanted, too,” Rogan chimed in.
“Is [Trump] trying again?” Knox wondered.
“Oh yeah,” the generally liberal Rogan responded. “He’s gonna 100 percent try. He’s probably gonna win.”
“How is Joe Biden gonna win? How is it possible that he’s gonna beat anybody?” the MMA commentator and stand-up comedian continued. “After you’ve seen him speak, after you’ve seen the decay and the decline, how is it possible?”
“Not very inspiring,” Knox agreed.
“They’ve done a terrible job: The Democrats f—ed up royally by making that guy the president,” Rogan insisted.
“Like you have Donald Trump or a man who’s got something seriously wrong, right? He’s a guy who’s had multiple aneurysms, had actual brain surgery and is 78 years old and is experiencing some sort of pretty radical cognitive decline and is in some way controlled by the other people in the party whether it is Nancy Pelosi or whoever else,” former Bernie Sanders supporter Rogan added.
“He keeps saying things like ‘They tell me not to answer questions’ or ‘They tell me not to’ … hey motherf—er, you’re the president!” Rogan quipped.
When Knox inquired whether the Democrats would replace Biden with Harris as their 2024 standard-bearer, the Spotify podcaster with a huge audience claimed that “She would lose just as badly. She is the most hated vice president according to polls — the least liked, I should say, vice president in 50 years.”
Rogan recalled how former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard assailed Harris’ track record as a prosecutor during a Democrat presidential primary debate.
With dismal polling numbers, Harris dropped out of the contest even before the Iowa Caucuses occurred.
Knox acknowledged that she “wasn’t very excited about [Harris] given her history with wrongful convictions.”
In June, Rogan claimed that “everybody knows [Biden is] out of his mind. He’s just barely hanging in there.”
Earlier this month, Rogan, 54, apparently confounded the vaccines-or-nothing consensus by quickly bouncing back from a COVID infection using alternative therapeutics.
In that context, he is supposedly even considering suing CNN over alleged false reporting about his use of the drug Ivermectin.
In April 2021, the free-speech advocate who says he is pro-vaccine, and believes that the injection is safe, prompted angst among the social media cohort for advising young, healthy people against getting the jab, which he subsequently walked back.
A critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rogan has also called out public health authorities for failing to encourage people to exercise and clean up their diet to strengthen their immune system given that obesity is a primary risk factor for COVID hospitalizations.
The podcast has also offered refunds to anyone who bought tickets to his New York City stand-up appearance at Madison Square Garden. “I don’t want to force them to get vaccinated to see a f—ng stupid, comedy show,” he said in reference to the mandatory vaccine passport regime now in effect for indoor venues in the Big Apple.
Rogan has previously declared that vaccine passports bring the country “one step closer to dictatorship.”