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Podcaster Joe Rogan, who has one of the highest-rated podcasts on earth, says he would vote for former President Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee against President Joe Biden.
The host was speaking with British comedian Russell Brand on an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” about how the American people have lost faith in the institutions.
“It’s a very strange time where I don’t think people have a lot of faith right now in institutions and I don’t think they have a lot of faith in authority. I don’t think they really believe that there is someone who is wiser than them; that has a grand plan that’s logical, that’s workable, where they’re looking out for all of us,” the host said. “There is a feeling of chaos that exists today that I don’t think has ever existed in my life.”
He explained that, looking back to the administration of former President George W. Bush, how far the presidency has fallen considering that the Bush administration looked “competent.”
“Nobody believes that now. You see Pete Buttigieg and f***ing Kamala Harris, and Biden can’t get a sentence out. … This is madness. These people are utter fools. And these are the people that are running everything and these are the people that are getting us on the brink of war with Russia,” he said. “I don’t have any faith in them and I think most people don’t.”
“And I go, ‘I would vote for Trump before I’d vote for Biden.’ Just because the thing with Biden, he’s gone. Like, you know, he’s gone,” he said. “You’re going to be relying on his cabinet, and I knew his cabinet would be this f***ing sideshow of diversity, which is exactly what it is.”
The host went on to mock gender nonbinary hire Samuel Brinton who was axed after he was accused of stealing women’s clothing from an airport.
He then mocked what the conversation may have looked like when Brinton was hired.
“‘Oh, look at this, a man who dresses like a woman and has a beard and a mustache, but also wears lipstick, this is perfect for us. I don’t give a f*** what this guy’s good at or bad at, I don’t give a f*** what their credentials are, this makes us look like we’re inclusive. This makes us look like we’re on the right side. So let’s hire this person,’” he said.
“You can’t have those kind of people running a Ben & Jerry’s. You certainly can’t have those kind of people running the f***ing most powerful government the world’s ever known. It’s nonsense,” he said.
Brand said that he does not believe that the Democrats even believe the nonsense they are peddling.
“I don’t think they believe in that stuff. I don’t think they care. I don’t think that they are creating an agenda to advance the interests of vulnerable people. I think that they are using [identity politics] as a distraction and a veil in order to carry on with the same kind of corporate and financial interests that have always determined what the establishment is,” the comedian said.
“What they’ve been able to do is introduce contentious issues to the forefront of the culture that prevent the kinds of alliances that are necessary [from] taking place,” he said, saying that Democrats “make ordinary Americans hate each other,” and branding half of the nation “far-right fascists.”
He said that President Joe Biden is the “perfect president for the time,” because he wears the false mask of woke.
“He’s like the perfect metaphor of what it is. This system is over. And for all of the talk of diversity, what have you got? You’ve got like a career politician, white male that’s falling apart before your very eyes. He is telling you that it’s bull**** and that they’ll put people in positions in order to carry that narrative, but for no other reason,” he said.