Trump: Joe Rogan Should ‘Stop Apologizing’ and ‘Keep Doing What He’s Doing’
'That’s not you, and it never will be!'
President Donald Trump has told podcast star Joe Rogan that he should “stop apologizing” and carry on what he is doing.
“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,” Trump began.
“How many ways can you say you’re sorry?” Trump asked.
“Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened.”
“That’s not you, and it never will be!" Trump wrote in a statement on Monday night.
Rogan apologized after musical artist India Arie shared an out-of-context compilation of Rogan where he could be heard repeatedly using the N-word on his podcast over the years.
As The Daily Mail reported:
He could then be heard making a joke about the movie ‘Planet of the Apes’ as he recalled a time when he was dropped off in a black neighborhood.
The video compilation emerged when artist India.Arie posted it on her Instagram account, using the hashtag #DeleteSpotify.
“They take this money that’s built from streaming, and they pay this guy $100 million, but they pay us like .003% of a penny," the Grammy winner wrote.
"I don’t want to generate money that pays that.”
Rogan apologized on Instagram for his racial slurs saying that he had said things “that I wish I hadn’t said or had said differently."
He said that the slurs were the ‘most regretful and shameful thing’ he has ever had to address and that he hasn’t used the N-word in years.
Rogan himself said his use of the ‘N word’ over a 12-year period, highlighted in the compilation video, looked ‘horrible, even to me.’
The news came after Spotify declared its support for Rogan.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced that the company would stand by Rogan amid calls to ban him over past shows that included discussions about the N-word.
In declaring support for Rogan, Ek warned that “canceling voices is a slippery slope.”
“While I strongly condemn what Joe has said, and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more.”
“And I want to make one point very clear – I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer,” Ek said.
“We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope.”