How Dave Rubin ‘Left the Left’ and Built a Politics-Focused YouTube Channel With 1 Million Subscribers

”I could put Trump videos up all day long and probably triple our views,“ Rubin says

Dave Rubin doesn’t want to have the same conversations that political talking heads are having on cable news — and while a recent effort to book 2020 Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg fell through in a very public way, his approach is working out both financially and in terms of viewership.

The stand-up comedian-turned-commentator, a self-described “former lefty,” now has 1 million subscribers to his “Rubin Report” YouTube channel, which covers both social and political issues, and has racked up more than 200 million views since he left The Young Turks six years ago.

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Sean Burch

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