Howard Stern says his old friend and frequent radio guest, President Donald Trump, eagerly sought his approval during his ultimately successful campaign.
The Sirius XM satellite radio host appears in the next episode of David Letterman’s Netflix series, where he discussed the president’s sexualized comments about his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and his interactions with Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“He would call me from the campaign trail very often, and say, ‘Are you watching?’” Stern told Letterman. “I was tickled by this, because I really kind of felt, deep in my heart, that this campaign was really more about selling a book, or selling a brand. I didn’t really understand that he would really want to be president.”
Stern says Trump begged him to speak at the Republican National Convention, where he struggled to attract brand-name celebrities — and instead offered has-been actors Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato Jr.
“I was put in a very awkward position of having to say publicly — and to him — that I was a Hillary Clinton supporter,” Stern says. “I always have been, and I was honest with Donald. I said, ‘Donald, you also supported Hillary.’ And I do consider Donald a friend but my politics are different.”
The Stern episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” is currently streaming live on Nextflix.
Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."