Joe Rogan has joined Elon Musk in expressing support for a possible Ron DeSantis presidential bid in 2024.
Rogan said that DeSantis would “work as a good president,” during Tuesday’s episode of his podcast featuring actress Gina Carano.
“So all this stuff is happening while we have a dead man as a president,” Rogan said, referring to President Joe Biden.
“Are you throwing out any support towards anyone or are you gonna hold off?” Carano asked. “Didn’t Elon Musk, come out recently for DeSantis?”
JOE ROGAN: “Ron DeSantis would work as a good president”
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“I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president,” Rogan replied. “I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”
Earlier this month, Musk said that he recently voted in the Texas Republican primary and was leaning towards supporting DeSantis, should he run, in 2024.
Carano joked that she felt like she was doing “breaking news” with the exchange.
“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.”
“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,” Rogan added.
As Timcast previously reported, DeSantis refused to answer on June 13 when pressed by Fox News about the possibility of a presidential bid.
Appearing on an episode of Fox & Friends, host Pete Hegseth tried his best to get a answer about which way he is leaning.
“Let’s cut the small talk,” Hegseth said. “2022’s coming up, 2024. We know President Trump is considering a run. We know your name is atop that list as well. Where does that all sit in your mind right now?”
“It just sits when people always bring up my name,” DeSantis responded. “We’ve got a lot going on.”
DeSantis explained that he is focused on winning his 2022 race for re-election as governor of Florida and helping to bring a “red wave” across the nation.
DeSantis has now defeated Trump twice in the Western Conservative Summit’s annual straw poll. In this year’s poll, 71 percent said that they supported the Florida governor running for president, while 67 percent wanted former President Donald Trump to run again. Attendees were allowed to choose more than one candidate, however, according to a report from Mediaite.
In May, DeSantis also beat Trump as the top pick for 2024 in a Wisconsin Republican Party straw poll.
When presented with a hypothetical 2024 GOP field, nearly 38 percent of attendants backed DeSantis, while Trump came in second at 32 percent. None of the other possible candidates named made it into the double digits.
DeSantis also recently caught up to Trump as a front-runner on PredictIt for odds of winning the 2024 election.
Neither of the two have officially announced that they are running in 2024, though Trump has heavily implied that he intends to.