Joe Rogan, a self-described “fucking moron,” is in pandemic-related headlines again this week for suggesting on his Spotify podcast that President Biden didn’t receive a “real” booster on TV because he might die.
As spotted by Media Matters, Rogan was speaking with guest Mike Baker on the Sept. 30 episode of his podcast when the topic of Biden’s televised booster was broached. Rogan asked Baker if he thought it was “a real booster,” with Baker responding by comparing it to performance art. “The next step of performance art would be, like, not giving him the booster but just giving him a shot,” Baker said.
Rogan then leaned into the conspiratorial aspects, theorizing that Biden could have had some sort of averse reaction while on the air.
“I think if they were gonna give him a booster shot, the last thing they would do is give it to him live on television,” Rogan said. “What if he dies? What if he blacks out? What if he, like, gets it and faints? Because people have had very bad reactions, like, in the moment for whatever reason.”