Joe Rogan is a fan of Ron DeSantis and thinks the Florida governor would make a good president.
The podcast giant shared his thoughts on 2024 with actress Gina Carano on Tuesday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“So all this stuff is happening while we have a dead man as a president,” Rogan said, deriding President Joe Biden.
“Are you throwing out any support towards anyone or are you gonna hold off?” Carano asked about the impending 2024 presidential election. “Didn’t Elon Musk come out recently for DeSantis?”
She was referring to billionaire and lifelong Democratic voter Elon Musk’s recent admission that he’s leaning toward DeSantis as a prospective 2024 Republican presidential candidate.
Though DeSantis is not currently running and publicly has said he’s focused on winning re-election in 2022, Rogan liked the idea of the Florida governor challenging Biden in 2024.
“I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president,” Rogan told Carano. “I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”
“I feel like I’m doing breaking news right now that wasn’t even on purpose,” Carano said in reply, laughing.
Rogan then praised DeSantis’ leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I feel like what he did for Florida, a lot of people gave him a lot of grief, but ultimately he was correct,” Rogan said. “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.
“He was furious when the government tried to pull those, they were trying to pull very effective treatments. You know, he is not perfect. He’s a human being, but, um, what he’s done is stand up for freedoms,” he added.
“People think that, that this was some weird gaslighting shit that went on where people equated freedom and saying the word freedom to like right-wing bigotry and hate is so strange,” Rogan said.
DeSantis rose to national prominence in 2020 largely because of his steadfast refusal to impose statewide mask mandates or enforce shutdowns in response to the pandemic. Democrats and mainstream journalists accused the Republican governor of putting people in danger, but DeSantis ignored them and fought back against false media narratives, winning widespread approval among Republican voters.
His stock has risen so high that in a recent New Hampshire poll of GOP primary voters, DeSantis led former President Donald Trump 39% to 37% in the first-in-the-nation primary state.