Joe Rogan said on his podcast this week that he would not interview Russian President Vladimir Putin if Putin offered to fly him to Russia so the two could meet.
Rogan made the remarks during an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” while talking to comedian Bert Kreischer.
When asked if he would consider meeting Putin if Putin arranged the meeting, Rogan responded, “Nay.”
“Are you out of your f***ing mind?” Rogan said. “‘Hey, forget about all those people that you killed that were your political opponents. Let’s be cool now. Just be a different person now. Be a totally different human with a totally different background that wasn’t in the KGB, that isn’t a dictator, that doesn’t control information and control what news gets distributed to your people.’”
Rogan said that it was fascinating to him how former President Donald Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
“After he called him ‘Little Rocket Man’ — goes to meet him,” Rogan recalled of the meeting. “Shakes his hand. They’re all smiling. That’s an awful game.”
“I mean, if you’re the President of the United States like Trump, but you’re trying to make, you know, foreign relationships better, you’re supposed to do that — it’s also the f***ing mocking glare that Trump gives everyone,” Rogan continued. “When Trump’s talking to someone, it’s always like, ‘Be nice or I’m going to talk s***.’”
Rogan later said that despite problems that the U.S. has, it is still by far the best country in the world to live in.
“The way this country is run, it’s not perfect, but the way this country is run is so f***ing superior to any system that is anywhere else in the world,” he said. “Because of the checks and balances that were put in place by the Founding Fathers.”