Comedian Joe Rogan told Dr. Phil on an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience that Pennsylvania Democratic candidate for senate John Fetterman was not in a good enough mental state to be paraded on stage to debate.
Rogan’s comments came days after Fetterman debated Dr. Mehmet Oz, where Fetterman needed to use closed captioning technology to speak.
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“I’m sure you saw that debate between that guy Fetterman and Dr. Oz 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’s kind of lost in thought and can’t form a coherent sentence and bounces around. He looks troubled,” said Rogan.
“I was watching MSNBC, and they’re trying to say ‘well, I mess up sometimes when I talk, and you know, I misspeak…’ Of course, you do, everybody does, we’re human, I do it all the time. But there’s a big difference between the overall one-hour debate, you’re looking at a guy that seems to have something really wrong with his brain. For you to gaslight and pretend it’s not the case because it doesn’t fit with your narrative. That’s not news. That’s propaganda, and it’s f*cking dangerous.”
“I hate to see him do that,” responded Dr. Phil, “and look, I haven’t done any testing on Fetterman or President Biden, but it seems to me that President Biden is not at his best and that Fetterman is not at his best.”
Rogan interjected, “That’s being very charitable.”
“I don’t hold that against Fetterman. He had a stroke,” Phil said. “Exactly. It seems unfair to put him in that position,” said Rogan.
“It really does. I’m not trying to be unkind, he had a stroke. The poor guy had a stroke and he’s going to have to rehabilitate and I hope that he’s able to do that,” he continued.
“Why did they think they could put him out there on a huge stage like that and not… There are interviews before that show that he used a teleprompter during interviews, where he was asked questions and he was allowed to look at a screen and read his responses off, and even then he struggled. He struggled to form coherent sentences while having the responses to each individual question laid out for him in a way that he could read,” said Rogan.
“This is not against the guy. I don’t know anything about this guy. I really don’t. I just know he’s the Democratic candidate. But what you’re seeing is a guy that has a problem with his brain. That guy should be rehabilitating. He shouldn’t be forced into a high-stress job in a public display… It’s humiliating,” said Rogan.