Donald Trump, once believed to be the obvious presumptive nominee for the Republican Party in 2024, has suddenly found himself on the receiving end of some unexpected criticism from a some former safe havens.
First, there’s his former Vice President Mike Pence, who has been openly endorsing candidates for 2022 races that run counter to those being endorsed by Trump. The pair will be headlining a pair of near-simultaneous rallies in Arizona in the coming days, providing a succinct bit of vicarious competition.
And then there’s Fox News, who aired a lengthy montage of MAGA voters turning away from Trump and emphatically endorsing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the 2024 race.
The latest affront to Trump’s re-ascension comes to us from Joe Rogan, who not only childishly insulted the former President, but also accused him of abusing drugs while in the White House.
On last Thursday’s edition of The Joe Rogan Experience, the Spotify host spoke with fellow comedian Tom Segura. Segura was on to promote his new book, I’d Like to Play Alone, Please, but the conversation quickly turned to politics and Trump.Trending:
“The thing that is incredible about that guy is that, you know, I’m saying even when you watch him as president, he was full of f***ing energy — full of it every day. And they said he slept like four hours a night. He’s one of those people,” Segura said.
“He’s on Adderall,” Rogan proclaimed. “Do you think he’s on Adderall?”Advertisement - story continues below
“Yes, I do — only because there were multiple people who used to work on The Apprentice that were like, ‘He was f***ing gassed up for shoots,’” Segura said.
And then came the insults:
Segura then shared a story he had heard about Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
“He came up with a formula to keep him engaged — he obviously was close to him and knew him well and the formula was um, like two good, one bad,” Segura said. “So if they were gonna give him bad news … you start with some good news. So they go, ‘This is going well, everybody’s thrilled with you about this. Here’s a bad thing. Also people love you for this.’”
“Of course!” Rogan laughed, “He’s a man baby.
Just days ago, Rogan suggested that he had turned down several offers from Donald Trump to appear on his podcast, proclaiming that he wasn’t interested in “helping” him.