In 2016, as many Democrats did (and often like to forget), Karine Jean-Pierre turned to Twitter, where she said “Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump” (@K_JeanPierre on Twitter).
White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre would later go on, this time as a mouthpiece of the government, to claim that those who believe the 2020 election was similarly stolen are extremists. When asked about the tweet by FOX News’s Peter Doocy, Jean-Piere would claim the context is different, and the word stolen essentially means two different things when comparing her 2016 tweet to 2020 skeptics’ claims.
Joe Rogan, who very rarely bites his tongue, called the walking back of the claims ‘ridiculous’ and said on his podcast, “Did you ever see her confronted on it?”Rogan asked his guests. “You gotta see this. It’s hilarious. Cause that guy Peter Doocy from Fox News, who always asks the best questions. Like, if you want that show to be entertaining, you want that guy to ask questions, because he always catches them.” Rogan added, “And so he brings up a tweet of hers from 2016, where she says the election is stolen while she’s talking about how important it is not entertaining any ideas of the 2020 election being stolen… Like, what are you talking about? What?”.
Joe Rogan is someone who identifies all over the political compass, but since 2020 and the COVID-19 lockdowns, masking, forced vaccinations, and the incompetent Biden Administration currently in power, seems to call out the left far more than he does the right.
According to the DailyWire.com:
“First of all, what kind of audit have you done where you’re so confident that the election has been stolen or has not been stolen,” the podcast host continued. “How much work are you doing before you’re making these assertions? Almost zero.”
Rogan then read Jean-Pierre’s 2016 tweet that read, “Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump.”
Rogan then played video of the Fox News White House correspondent asking the press secretary, “if denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?” It was a reference to recent comments from President Joe Biden that “extremists” in the MAGA wing of the Republican Party were the ones who denied results of the 2020 presidential election.
Jean-Pierre called the comparison he made “just ridiculous.”
The podcaster said her “saying that question is ridiculous is ridiculous.”
“That is not a ridiculous question,” Rogan told his guests. “That is a very good question. It’s a very good questions.”
After this, Joe Rogan would go on to joke about the absurdity and hypocrisy of not needing a valid United States I.D. in order to vote, but needing a COVID-19 vaccine card.
Of course, the comparison is not ridiculous. If the comparison was truly ridiculous, then a cogent argument explaining the difference would be sufficient, not getting mad at the question for even being asked. The word stolen has not changed in definition, and White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre committed the same offense as the ‘extremists’ she likes to call out whenever her party isn’t polling well.