Both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have garnered their share of staunch supporters and vocal critics. But economically, which president has done better for America?
Podcaster Joe Rogan believes the answer is clear: Trump.
“It looked like [Trump’s] policies were actually effective, and it looked like unemployment was down, business was building, regulations were being relaxed, more things were getting done,” Rogan said during a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
Rogan also commented on the ongoing Trump investigations.
“Now you have the intelligence agencies colluding to keep a guy from being president that was president during a time where the country was thriving economically,” he said.
When the episode’s guest Patrick Bet-David asked Rogan whether Trump would get his vote, Rogan replied, “He’d get my vote before Biden.”
“I never thought that Biden was going to make it — I never thought that he was going to be functional,” he added.
Take a closer look at the performance of both leaders in the realms of unemployment and regulations.
When Trump took office in January 2017, the unemployment rate was 4.7%, continuing a downward trend that started after the 2007-2009 recession.
By September 2019, the unemployment rate had dropped to 3.5%, the lowest rate since December 1969.