Rogan and his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is under fire from leftists who have accused him of spreading “COVID-19 misinformation” and using racist language. Rogan has apologized twice – first to those offended by his episodes about COVID-19, and again to those offended by out-of-context clips in which he was seen saying the N-word.
DeSantis, however, argued neither of those apologies were necessary.
“No, he shouldn’t have apologized. I mean, you see what happens?” he said, according to Fox News.
“The mob will come after people, and they’re targeting Rogan because he’s threatening to upset the apple cart on some of the things that they’re holding dear,” he said.
Rogan’s popularity is what makes him a threat to the left, DeSantis argued.
“I think a lot of the legacy outlets and I think the left fear the fact that he can reach so many people, and so they’re out to destroy him. But what I would say is don’t give an inch. Do not apologize. Do not kow to the mob,” he said.
“Stand up and tell them to pound sand,” DeSantis added. “If you do that, there’s really nothing that they’re able to do to you. The only way they have power is if you let them get your goat.”
Former President Donald Trump gave Rogan similar advice this week.
“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,” he said in a statement.
“How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened,” Trump added. “That’s not you and it never will be!”