Joe Rogan’s Wholesome Moment With Donald Trump at UFC 296 Goes Viral After Spotify Podcaster Expressed Trepidation Over Ex-POTUS

Published 12/19/2023, 3:58 AM EST

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Joe Rogan is in the news once again. The 56-year-old recently returned to don the role of the color commentator for UFC 296. Coincidentally, former US President Donald Trump also came to attend the event as he entered the T-Mobile Arena to the loud cheers of the fans in attendance and even shared a wholesome moment with Rogan.

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Donald Trump is an avid fan of the UFC. He has managed to make a couple of continuous appearances in UFC events even though the presidential primary season is currently ongoing. But his recent appearance came to the focus of many people due to a surprising interaction he had with Joe Rogan. Let’s take a look at that front.

Joe Rogan shook hands with Donald Trump

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The UFC color commentator-cum-podcast host has talked about Donald Trump several times on his podcast. Joe Rogan even mentioned that he had the opportunity to have him as a guest on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ several times in the past. However, the 56-year-old refrained from having the 45th US President on the show due to certain differences that they had in terms of opinions, and he even went on to call Trump a “polarizing figure.” However, things took a dramatic turn at UFC 296.

As Donald Trump entered the arena in Las Vegas this past weekend, he interacted with the fans, shaking their hands as he made his way to his cage-side seat. Before eventually sitting down to enjoy the event, the former president shook hands with the commentary team, including Joe Rogan. It was a novel thing to see, as fans hardly saw both those personalities interact with each other in such a manner before. Moreover, Rogan had changed his opinion about Trump over the course of a year. Let’s take a look at that front.

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The JRE host changed his thoughts about Trump

Joe Rogan recently talked about the impact Donald Trump has had on the American masses in an episode of his multi-million-dollar podcast. He talked about music artists talking about the former president as a character that they cherished with all their hearts. Rogan said, “He was in all the rap songs. Rappers would always talk about Trump. everybody loved Trump. It was like this wheeling-dealing billionaire character that everybody enjoyed.”

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Furthermore, the 56-year-old also opined on the positive impact Donald Trump had during his time being the US President. He claimed that the economy of the country improved due to his policies. “When you look at his regulations, it certainly helped the economy. Without a doubt [the US was in a better place under Trump],” Joe Rogan added.

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What made Joe Rogan change his mind about Donald Trump? Well, we don’t know that. However, opinions can change over time and Trump’s constant appearances during UFC events and his interactions with Rogan may have affected the Spotify podcaster’s perception about the former president.

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What do you make of Rogan’s wholesome moment with Trump? Drop your comments below.

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