Joe Rogan Mistakenly Blasts Biden’s Mental Fitness Over Something Trump Actually Said – Variety

By Todd Spangler
NY Digital Editor
Joe Rogan claimed many Americans who voted for President Joe Biden in 2020 are regretting that decision because of the 46th president’s alleged declining acuity — but in trying to prove his point, the popular podcast host incorrectly attributed to Biden something Donald Trump had in fact said.
On the Dec. 21 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has been the No. 1 podcast on Spotify for the past three years, Rogan argued that recent comments made by Biden disqualify him from running for re-election in 2024 (h/t to Mediaite). Rogan claimed Biden voters are asking themselves, “What did I do? What did I choose?” and his guest, mixed martial arts fighter Bo Nickal, responded, “You just can’t listen to an interview [with Biden] where he’s saying some of the things he’s saying, it makes no sense at all.”

Rogan then claimed that Biden recently said that America “lost” the Revolutionary War because “we didn’t have enough airports.” Nickal laughed and said, “Yeah, what the hell? It’s crazy.”
Said Rogan, “If you had any other job, and you were talking like that, they would go, ‘Hey, you’re done.’”
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The problem is, Trump actually made the comments about airports and the Revolutionary War. Shortly after the exchange during the show, “The Joe Rogan Experience” producer Jamie Vernon cut in to correct Rogan. Vernon played a clip that Rogan had cited, which was in fact a video of Biden mocking “stable genius” Trump for the comments about airports in the Revolutionary War. Then Vernon ran a video clip of Trump’s “Salute to America” remarks from July 4, 2019, in which the former president praised Americans’ military efforts in the war against Great Britain.
In the speech, Trump said in part, “Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory.” (Meanwhile, Fort McHenry was the site of a key American victory over the British navy in the War of 1812, not the Revolutionary War.)
To that, Rogan responded, “Oh, so [Trump] fucked up.” Nickal commented, “That’s the thing about media these days. You gotta look into it.”
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