‘I believe if she runs, she wins’: Joe Rogan backs former First Lady Michelle Obama to win against Trump if she decides to run for the 2024 Presidential election unless she ‘backs lockdowns and mandates’
- Comedian predicted Obama could line up with Kamala Harris as running mate
- Rogan says only thing that could stop her would be if she backed lockdowns
- But he suggested ‘super team’ of Trump and DeSantis could also be a winner
- Comes amid poor approval for Biden and rumors DNC will back another runner
Podcast host Joe Rogan has backed Michelle Obama to beat Donald Trump if she decides to run in the 2024 Presidential election.
The comedian said that the only thing that could prevent victory for the former First Lady would be if she ‘showed any support for lockdowns and mandates and all this craziness that’s going on.’
‘She’s great, she’s articulate, she’s intelligent, she’s the wife of the best President that we have had in our lifetime … she can win,’ Rogan said.
He joked that Obama, 57, could team up with Vice President Kamala Harris as her running mate, producing a ‘double dose of diversity.’
Speaking on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, he said that a Republican ‘super team’ lining up against the pair would be ‘Trump and [Florida Governor Ron] DeSantis together.’
‘They have to make a super team. That’s the only way they win,’ Rogan stated.
‘She’s great, she’s articulate, she’s intelligent, she’s the wife of the best President that we have had in our lifetime … she can win,’ Rogan said on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has an outside chance of running, according to bookmakers who price her at 25/1 – the eighth favourite behind Trump to reclaim the White House
Donald Trump (boarding Air Force One in January 2021) has hinted that he intends to run again in 2024 and Joe Biden has said that if he is healthy enough he would like to try and face the former president’s challenge off
Speaking more seriously, the podcaster said that Obama could clinch the White House as long as she avoided the pro-lockdown, anti-business policies which the Democrat party has embraced.
‘The only thing that would stop her is if she bought into some of these policies that are destroying businesses in America that are making people scared,’ Rogan said.
‘If she somehow or another supported or showed any support for lockdowns and mandates and all this craziness that’s going on.’
Obama has not signalled any intention to run so far but many people are predicting that she could provide stiff opposition against Trump’s expected efforts to retake the White House.
President Joe Biden last week confirmed that he intends to run again if he remains in ‘good health’ and Trump mounting a presidential bid would only ‘increase the prospect.’
However, rumours are swirling that the DNC will be looking to back another runner, with Vice President Harris the hot favourite to take up the mantle.
Both potential candidates have had their hopes dashed by poor polling numbers, with a recent Gallop survey finding Biden had a disapproval rating of 51 percent, while Harris flagged behind with a 54-point negative job rating.
Bookmakers currently have former First Lady Obama priced as an outside shot at 25/1 – the eighth favorite behind Trump, Biden, Harris, DeSantis, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley and Pete Buttigieg.
There are longer prices to be had on Tucker Carlson (33/1), Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (33/1), Oprah Winfrey (33/1) and Meghan Markle (150/1).
Speaking in an interview with ABC News last Wednesday, Biden – at 79, the oldest person ever elected president – said he intends to run again if he’s fit.
‘I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times,’ Biden said.
‘If I’m in the health I’m in now – I’m in good health – then, in fact, I would run again.’
When further pushed on if he would run for re-election if it meant taking on Trump again, Biden smiled, chuckled and replied: ‘You’re trying to tempt me now.’
‘That would increase the prospect of running,’ he said.
Bookmakers currently have former First Lady Obama priced as an outside shot at 25/1 – the eighth favourite behind Trump, Biden, Harris, DeSantis, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley and Pete Buttigieg. There are longer prices to be had on Tucker Carlson (33/1), Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (33/1), Oprah Winfrey (33/1) and Meghan Markle (150/1).
First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice-president Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Ethel Kennedy and Secretary of State John Kerry attend and arrival ceremony for Holiness Pope Francis at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and Michelle Obama, outside of the White House ahead of the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Biden’s interview Wednesday evening was only the 16th of his presidency so far, which pales in comparison to his two predecessors.
At this point in his presidency, Barack Obama had already done 155 interviews – and Trump had participated in 72.
Trump has not definitively said whether he will run again in 2024, but has suggested such in several interviews and rallies since leaving office.
The former president said he wants to wait until after the 2022 midterm elections to formally announce anything related to another White House bid.
But there have been no shortages of endorsements in the meantime of candidates Trump says have a good Make America Great Again agenda.
Trump, now 75, has faced questions of his own related to his health should he seek another term in his mid 70s.
Last month Biden headed to Walter Reed for his annual physical, and returned saying he felt great, with a clean bill of health after a colonoscopy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular screenings for colon cancer starting at age 45.
Biden’s visit to Walter Reed came amid questions about the health of the country’s oldest president as a poll found that voters were split on whether Biden is mentally fit enough and healthy enough to handle the presidency.
Only 40 per cent of voters surveyed in a new Politico/Morning Consult poll agreed with the statement that Biden ‘is in good health,’ while 50 per cent disagreed.
Biden got a tougher rating when it came to his mental health.
Asked whether Biden is ‘mentally fit’, voters were close to an even split: 46 per cent says he is and 48 per cent disagree.
And asked whether Biden is ‘stable,’ voters are split again with 44 per cent saying he is and 50 per cent disagreeing.
Voters’ opinions on the president’s health appear to be shifting with more of them concerned about his fitness.
Biden sat down with ABC’s David Muir at the White House in only his 16th interview as president, which aired three days before Christmas
In October 2020, when the poll last surveyed the question, voters believed Biden was in good health by a 19-point margin compared to this recent 10 point one.
Additionally, in that October 2020 survey, voters believed Biden was mentally fit by a 21-point margin.
Biden’s last extensive update on his health came in December 2019 – during the presidential campaign – where his doctor described him as ‘a healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.’
Trump, who was 70 when he was elected president, mocked Biden’s stamina on the campaign trail in last year’s election, dubbing him with the moniker ‘Sleepy Joe.’
Trump’s first physical was released in January 2018, a year after he was sworn-in.
An exuberant Dr. Ronny Jackson, now a Republican House member in Congress, praised Trump for having ‘incredible genes,’ which allowed the then 71-year-old president to consume Diet Coke, McDonald’s, ice cream and exercise very little and still stay in ‘very, very good health.’
‘I have absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability,’ Jackson also assured reporters, after the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House had raised questions about Trump’s mental state.
While Trump regularly ‘speaks his mind,’ Jackson argued, he ‘found no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process.’
Biden hasn’t helped questions about his health with his tendency toward gaffes – an affliction that has plagued him on and off throughout his more than 40 years in politics.
In his first few months in office, he would refer to his vice president as ‘President Kamala Harris’ and White House staff recently had to clarify comments he made on the situation in Taiwan.
In March, Biden stumbled three times while climbing the stairs to board Air Force One, which his staff blamed on the windy day.
The president does stay physically active – he and First Lady Jill Biden ride bikes when they are at their vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and he plays golf at the local country club when he is home in Wilmington.
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