Steve Bannon slams Joe Rogan for Trump diss: ‘He doesn’t need your platform’ of ‘low-information voters’

Former Trump adviser and campaign manager Steve Bannon slammed popular podcaster Joe Rogan for saying that he refuses to book former President Donald Trump on his show.

“You got Joe Rogan over there trash-talking Trump: ‘Oh, don’t give Trump any platform.’ No offense, he doesn’t need your platform. He doesn’t need your low-information voters,” Bannon said.

“Trump deals with high-information people. Your audience couldn’t handle ‘War Room,’ couldn’t follow it. Start talking inverted yield curve, your eyes would cross.
So don’t trash-talk and then take money from Spotify.”

He continued by attacking Rogan over his partnership with Spotify, the music platform that’s now facing scrutiny for having profited from Highland Park shooter Robert Crimo’s disturbing music.

“You know, Joe Rogan’s trash-talking Trump. Where’s Joe Rogan taking the $100 million blood money from Spotify? Where’s he about Spotify putting this guy’s rap videos up and making money off it? Why didn’t they notify the police,” he said.

Bannon made the remarks on the Thursday episode of his “War Room” podcast:

The harsh remarks came a day after Rogan did indeed trash-talk Trump by telling his guest, podcaster Lex Fridman, that he refuses to book the former president.

“I’m not a Trump supporter in any way shape or form. I’ve had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once. I’ve said no every time. I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him,” he said.

The remarks triggered a torrent of fierce backlash.

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He issued the unexpected attack during a discussion about both the “Trump era” and the prospect of Trump running for reelection in 2024.

“The Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times, when people look back historically about the division in this country. He’s such a polarizing figure that so many people felt like they could abandon their own ethics and morals and principles just to attack him and anybody who supports him because he is an existential threat to democracy itself,” Rogan said.

He was correct about many people, particularly “journalists” and entertainers, who sold out any principles they may have held in their quest to de-throne the president.

As for Trump being “an existential threat to democracy itself,” it’s not clear if Rogan was describing how Trump’s haters had felt, or if he was indicating that he too shares this dubious perspective. Some took it to mean the latter.

In Rogan’s defense, he continued by trash-talking current President Joe Biden.

“[Trump’s] running against a dead man. You know, I mean, Biden shakes hands with people that aren’t even there when he gets off stage. I think he’s seeing ghosts,” the popular podcaster said.

“Did you see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other day? Well, he was just rambling, I mean he’s, if he was anyone else, if he was a Republican, if that was Donald Trump doing that, every f–king talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air.”

Some Trump supporters have come to Rogan’s defense by arguing that, although he’s no Trump fan, he still serves a useful purpose by debunking the left’s lies and exposing their hypocrisy.

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