Howard Stern says Trump really didn’t want to be president |

Howard Stern says Trump really didn’t want to be president

Frank Carnevale
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Howard Stern during Tuesday’s May 21, 2019 show.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Howard Stern during Tuesday’s May 21, 2019 show.

Howard Stern, SiriusXM radio host, says Donald Trump didn’t actually want to be president.

“I firmly believed that Donald did not want to run for president, I don’t think it was serious, I don’t think he wanted to be the president,” Stern shared with Steve Colbert on “The Late Show” Tuesday night. Colbert had Stern on for the entirety of his show.

“I knew him. He had a great life at Mar-a-Lago. He was running around town. He played golf. He had a good time,” Stern continued.

Stern said Trump was trying to negotiate more money from NBC for “The Apprentice” and ran for president as a tactic to get a raise.

Stern was on the show promoting his new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” a collection of some of his most interesting interviews.

Stern said Trump appears 11 times in the book and called him one of his top five guests of all time.

“He was wild — I thought I was wild,” Stern said to Colbert. “A great guest because he would say anything that came into his mind. He was completely unfiltered. He was talking about his daughter (Ivanka Trump) being the most attractive woman he’d ever met and how much he thought she was hot. … It was wild every time.”

Stern also talked about Trump trying to get his endorsement when Trump was the Republican candidate. Stern says Trump to tried to get him to make an appearance at the Republican National Convention.

But Stern was a big Hillary Clinton supporter. He said he tried to get her on his show and believes if she had, it may have had an impact.

“I thought if I did an interview with Hillary, that she would reach a new audience,” he said. “There are a million questions I would have asked her, that I think would have humanized her.”

He also offered advice to the Democratic candidates for 2020, saying they should go on Fox News, as Pete Buttigieg did.

And as far as which Dem he’d like to get on his show, he said Joe Biden has had a fascinating life and Bernie Sanders was a big hero for speaking up for him when the FCC constantly fining him in the 1990s.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

Categories: AandE | Movies TV | Top Stories
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.