Trump ‘despises’ his own supporters and would be ‘disgusted’ by them, says ex-friend Howard Stern

Sirius XM radio show host says US president would not let his own supporters inside Mar-a-Lago

Gino Spocchia
Wednesday 13 May 2020 09:34
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American radio show host Howard Stern has said that Donald Trump supporters are the people the president “despises most”.

The popular commentator, who was known to have been friends with the US president in the past, has made a series of disparaging comments about Mr Trump’s supporters in the past month.

According to the New York Daily News, who reported the comments on Tuesday, Mr Stern told listeners on his Sirius XM radio show that Mr Trump would be “disgusted” by people who vote for him.

“The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,” said Mr Stern. “The people who are voting for Trump for the most part... he wouldn’t even let them in a f***ing hotel.”

“He’d be disgusted by them. Go to Mar-a-Lago, see if there’s any people who look like you. I’m talking to you in the audience”, added the radio show host.

Mr Stern then compared the dynamic between the president and his supporters as akin to an episode of “The Twilight Zone”, according to The Patriot News.

“I don’t hate Donald,” the radio host said on Tuesday. “I hate you voting for him, for not having intelligence.”

Mr Stern then called on the president to stand down.

“I do think it would be extremely patriotic of Donald to say, ‘I’m in over my head, and I don’t want to be president anymore,’” he said.

“It’d be so patriotic that I’d hug him and then I’d go back to Mar-a-Lago and have a meal with him and feel good about him because it would be such an easy thing to do”, continued Mr Stern.

Mr Stern told listeners last month that he was endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president, whilst criticising Mr Trump’s comments on the possibilities of using disinfectant to weaken Covid-19.

"What's it going to take? I don't get it. I don't think there is anyone left who will vote for him," said Mr Stern in April.

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