Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has some advice for Joe Rogan —don’t apologize.
Rogan has been on an apology tour as of late, addressing his decisions to speak with guests who questioned the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and masks. Rogan also apologized days later for using the N-word during past episodes of his show.
DeSantis says forget multiple apologies —he shouldn’t have apologized to begin with.
“No, he shouldn’t have apologized. I mean, you see what happens? 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. And with COVID, he’s just bringing opposing views. He’s letting people decide. They say he’s against [the COVID vaccine]. I do not listen to his show, but then I read he specifically advocated for people with co-morbidities and elderly to get vaccinated,” DeSantis said.
“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. Stand up and tell them to pound sand; 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.”