Former President Donald Trump said in a statement late on Monday evening that podcast host Joe Rogan needed to stop apologizing to the political left because that makes him look “weak and frightened.”
“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,” Trump said. “How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened. That’s not you and it never will be!”
Trump’s comments come after Rogan apologized a couple of times over the last week in response to claims that he had spread misinformation on his Spotify podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” and over old video clips that show him using racial slurs–remarks that he says were taken out of context.
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis also weighed in on the situation involving Rogan, saying that Rogan should not have apologized.
“I think a lot of the legacy outlets and I think the left fear the fact that he can reach so many people, and so they’re out to destroy him,” DeSantis said. “But what I would say is don’t give an inch. Do not apologize. Do not kow to the mob. Stand up and tell them to pound sand; if you do that, there’s really nothing that they’re able to do to you. The only way they have power is if you let them get your goat.”
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