Extremist Trump associate is disgusted by remarks from dramatically more popular podcaster

Far-right agitator and former Trump lieutenant スティーブバノン has come out raging against Joe Rogan after the controversial podcaster condemned the former president as an “existential threat” to 民主主義 アメリカ合衆国で.

Mr Rogan, whose enormously popular show has hosted multiple controversial guests espousing extreme views and spouting baseless and – critics say – harmful misinformation, said earlier this week that he had turned down ドナルド・トランプ as a guest many times.

「私は決してトランプ支持者ではありません, 形や形,” he said on the レックス・フリッドマン・ポッドキャスト. 「私は彼を私のショーに何度も出演させる機会がありました. いいえと言いました, 毎回. 彼を助けたくない. 私は彼を助けることに興味がありません。」

Mr Rogan is not a liberal-aligned commentator, and has numerous times spoken approvingly of right-wing politicians, including many who operate with Mr Trump’s blessing.

それにもかかわらず, Mr Bannon – who is facing trial on contempt of Congress charges – was disdainful. Speaking on his relatively marginal podcast-cum-livestream show The War Room, he laid into both Mr Rogan and his millions of fans during a segment about rap music posted to Spotify by Highland Park mass shooter Robert Crimo.

“Joe Rogan’s trash-talking Trump, where’s Joe Rogan – taking the $100m blood money from Spotify – where is he about Spotify putting this guy’s rap videos up and making money off him?」

“You’ve got Joe Rogan over there trash talkin’ Trump, ‘I don’t want to give Trump any platform’ – no offence, he doesn’t need your platform. He doesn’t need your low-information voters, わかった? Trump deals with high-information people.

“Your audience couldn’t handle War Room,” he sniped, “couldn’t follow it, start talking, NS, inverted yield curve, your eyes would cross.”

Crimo’s violent and threatening musical works and videos, many uploaded under the name Awake the Rapper, have been removed from various online platforms.

The wildly popular Mr Rogan’s multi-million dollar deal with Spotify has been the subject of controversy for some time. Matters came to a head at the start of 2022 when he featured an anti-vaccination guest, leading several big-name artists to pull their work from Spotify altogether.