Joe Rogan, host of the wildly popular “Joe Rogan Experience,” tore into White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during an episode this week over her “incredible gaslighting.”
Rogan made the remarks while talking to comedian Duncan Trussell as the two men donned their Halloween costumes.
“If you’re a lawyer, your job is not to make a judgment in your head. ‘I think maybe this guy’s lying and maybe he did it.’ Your judgment is to try to get your client off. And that’s why a lot of defense attorneys, man, that’s a slippery f***ing weird world to be in. Well, don’t you think it’s the same way in the government? If you’re that poor lady who’s the White House press secretary?” Rogan began. “It’s the f***ing worst job. It’s the worst job. You get all the hate of the president and none of the power. Like f***ing everybody hates you.”
Rogan highlighted the incident where President Joe Biden looked for a deceased congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), at a recent White House event, asking, “Where’s Jackie?”
Jean-Pierre responded to the incident by claiming that Biden was looking for the deceased congresswoman because she was “top of mind,” and that it had nothing to do with any cognitive issue.
“’Top of mind. She was top of mind.’ I mean, it was really like the — it was like for what she had to work with, it was some incredible gaslighting,” Rogan said. “Top of mind’s a good one because it’s nonsense.”
Trussell suggested that Jean-Pierre was not able to come up with an excuse like “top of mind” on her own and that she had outside help in defending the president.
“I think that exactly is probably what happens,” Rogan agreed. “There’s probably some consultation on what’s the best phrasing … So that’s her job, just like a defense attorney. It’s their job to try to get their client off. That’s her job.”
Rogan slammed the media for gaslighting in another recent episode with celebrity psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw over Pennsylvania Democrat U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman’s fitness for office.
“It might just be f***ing propaganda, it’s so dangerous some of the gaslighting that you’re seeing,” Rogan said. “I’m sure you saw that debate between Dr. Oz and that guy Fetterman for the Pennsylvania Senate. And the gentleman Fetterman had a stroke five months ago. And he’s clearly compromised, to the point where while he’s communicating, he’s not just stumbling. He kind of lost in thought and can’t form a coherent sentence and bounces around from it. He looks, he looks troubled. And I was watching MSNBC and they were trying to say, ‘well, I mess up sometimes when I talk and you know, I misspeak and I stumble on my words.’”
“Of course you do, everybody does, we’re human. I do it all the time,” Rogan continued. “But there’s a big difference between the overall one hour debate. You’re looking at a guy who seems to have something really wrong with his brain. And for you to gaslight and pretend that’s not the case just because it doesn’t fit with your narrative, that’s not news. That’s propaganda and it’s f***ing dangerous.”
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