Anti-vaxx millionaire Joe Rogan says Florida Gov. DeSantis would be a 'good president'

It's important to note that Rogan is also known for saying things like "I'm a fucking moron."

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Transphobic, millionaire podcaster and anti-vaxxer Joe Rogan is unsurprisingly a big fan of Florida governor Ron DeSantis.

Rogan, who famously suggested that the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines are a type of “gene therapy,”  announced his love for DeSantis on a recent podcast episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," saying that he would be a "good president."

When asked by his guest, Daily Wire actress Gina Carano, if he is currently supporting anyone in particular for the 2024 presidential elections, Rogan replied,  “I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president. I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”

Though he says he's not running in 2024, DeSantis is currently a frontrunner for the Republican presidential bid.

“I feel like what he did for Florida, a lot of people gave him a lot of grief, but ultimately he was correct," Rogan continued.  “He was correct when it comes to like deaths, he was correct. And when it comes to protecting all vulnerable populations, he was correct in terms of distribution of monoclonal antibodies.”

Just this week, the CDC reported that Florida's coronavirus death toll spiked by 1,112 residents from the state Health Department's tally June 19. Palm Beach Post says that's the biggest one-week increase since the week ending March 4, adding that to date, health officials have documented 75,491 fatalities among residents since the start of the pandemic.

Rogan, who once falsely argued that horse dewormer could be ‘the end of covid,’ also praised DeSantis for promoting unproven medical treatments.

“And he was furious when the government tried to pull those, they were trying to pull very effective treatments,” Rogan said of the Florida governor. “You know, he is not perfect. He’s a human being, but, um, what he’s done is stand up for freedoms … And there was some weird gaslighting s— that went on where people equated freedom and saying the word freedom to like right-wing bigotry and hate is so strange.”

It's important to note that Rogan is also known for saying things like "I'm a fucking moron," and "I'm not a trusted source of information." 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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