Howard Stern still can’t believe one of the wildest guests he’s ever had on his show is president of the United States.
The Sirius satellite radio broadcaster had Donald Trump on his show numerous times over the years, and Stern told “Late Night” host Stephen Colbert the real estate developer-turned-reality TV star-turned president could always be counted on to say something outrageous.
“He was maybe one of the best — top five — guests of all-time,” Stern said. “He was wild, and I thought I was wild! He would start assigning numbers to women and evaluating them.”
Trump was usually prompted to evaluate women by Stern himself, which he didn’t tell Colbert, but the audience booed anyway.
“(He was) a great guest because he would say anything that came into his mind,” Stern said. “He was completely unfiltered. He was talking about (how) his daughter (Ivanka) was the most attractive woman he’d ever met, and how much he thought she was hot.”
“It was wild,” Stern added. “He gets into an argument with the Daily News gossip columnist A.J. Benza. They’re fighting about a woman they both had sex with — on the air. It’s crazy stuff.”
Trump begged him to speak at the Republican National Convention, which ended up featuring D-list celebrities Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato Jr., but Stern has said he strongly supporter Hillary Clinton for president.
“He was calling me all through the campaign — I don’t mean on the air, off the air,” Stern said. He wanted my endorsement. So Donald said, ‘Would you please come to the Republican National Convention and speak on my behalf?’ and I said, ‘Oh my god.’”
“I firmly believed that Donald did not want to run for president,” Stern continued. “I remember, the first time he said ‘I might run for president’ he put out his first book, and I know some of the people involved in this, and they said, ‘Pretend like you’re running for president and you’ll sell a lot of books,’ and he did it and it worked.”
“Second book he put out, it was again like four years later,” Stern added, “and he said, ‘I might run for president,’ and again he said, oh, I’m selling books and it might sell books. So what happened this time? He’s on ‘The Apprentice,’ the ratings were going down, and NBC was balking at giving him a raise, so what did he say? I’ll run for president, I’ll get a lot of press — and I really believe that Donald, this was a gimmick to raise up his salary and keep ‘The Apprentice’ on, and I would bet the farm on that.”
Impressionism’s ‘forgotten woman’ shines in new Paris show
The first major show of Berthe Morisot's paintings in France in nearly 80 years puts the forgotten woman of Impressionism back at the centre of the movement she helped found.
One damning review of the first exhibition by the group that would revolutionise art blasted that it was no more than "five or six lunatics of which one is a woman ...[whose] feminine grace is maintained amid the outpourings of a delirious mind."
That 1874 show included such soon-to-be art giants as Monet and Manet, whose brother Eugene later married Morisot.
Scientists find earliest clues of Parkinson’s in brain
Scientists said Thursday they had found the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain years before patients show any symptoms, a discovery that could eventually lead to better screening for at-risk people.
Parkinson's, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes patients movement and cognitive problems, is estimated to effect up to 10 million people worldwide.
It is diagnosed by a build-up in the brain of a specific protein, a-synuclein, the cause of which is unclear.
However some people are born with a genetic mutation that makes them almost certain to develop the disease at some stage in their life.
‘Out of his depth’: Trump holding back on Iran because he understands it’s harder than ‘swinging’ at a primary foe
During a discussion on news that Iran has shot down a U.S. drone over international airspace on CNN, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman explained that Donald Trump is in no rush to respond militarily because, for once, he knows he's "out of his depth."
Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Habermann said that the president will likely get advice from national security adviser John Bolton to push back militarily, but that Trump doesn't seem interested in taking on as large a task as going to war.
"He usually responds to a provocation when it's a smaller thing that he can punch and knock down," Haberman explained. "He's pretty aware he can't actually do that with Iran. So I don't think you're going to see the typical, you know, as if he were swinging back at a primary foe. I think he is going to actually be a little more careful in what he says."