Popular podcaster Joe Rogan said Thursday his willingness to move from California to Texas due to what he says are excessive restrictions on coronaviruses.
He also called the Golden State “extremely expensive” with “ridiculous” taxes.
Rogan, who reportedly earned $ 30 million in revenue from 190 million monthly downloads in 2019 for his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on YouTube, shared his perspective after an interview with Elon muskElon Reeve Musk5 Former Treasury Secretaries Back Biden’s Plan To Increase Tax Enforcement On The Rich On The Money: Biparty Senate Group Excludes Infrastructure Tax Hikes | New report rekindles pressure for wealth tax New report rekindles pressure for wealth tax READ MORE.
The Tesla CEO has also been very critical of California officials over the reopening of its Fremont car manufacturing plant.
âI could move to Texas.â¦ If California continues to be so restrictive, I don’t know if it’s a good place to live,â said Rogan, 52. âFirst of all, it’s extremely expensive. The taxes are ridiculous.
“And if they really say we can’t do a stand-up until 2022, or shit like that, I could get on a plane. I’m not kidding. That’s silly. I don’t need to. to be here, âhe continued. .
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti received backlash for his comments to ABC’s George Stephanopolous earlier this week after saying the city would never be “fully open” until “we have a remedy”.
âWe have never been completely closed; we will never be fully open until we are healed, âGarcetti said.
Health experts have said that a vaccine is unlikely to be available until 2021 at the earliest.
âI love Austin, I love Dallas, I love Houston,â Rogan continued, naming possible cities in Texas to live. “I don’t know if I would live in Houston. Summer is a mother — uh.”
Earlier this month, Musk challenged California authorities to place him under arrest for reopening his Tesla factory in defiance of local COVID-19 restrictions as more protests erupted across the state . California is approaching two months under a stay-at-home order that began March 19.
President TrumpDonald Trump Former House Republican to challenge DeWine for Ohio gubernatorial nomination GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol Hill riot overnight : Austin leads classified initiatives to counter China | Biden emphasizes alliances in speech to troops | Lockdown lifted at Texas base after reporting MORE shooting also expressed his support for Musk in a tweet on Tuesday to his more than 79 million followers.
âCalifornia should let Tesla and @elonmusk open the plant, NOW,â Trump tweeted Tuesday. âIt can be done quickly and safely! “
California Should Leave Tesla & @Elon Musk open the factory, NOW. It can be done quickly and safely!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2020
The death toll in California, the country’s most populous state with around 40 million people, topped 3,000 earlier this week.
The death toll in Texas, the second most populous state with nearly 30 million people, stands at 1,216.
The Lone Star State began to reopen its economy on May 1.