On Thursday Howard Stern revealed that during the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump asked him to speak at the Republican National Convention.
“It was a very awkward kind of thing, because Donald [Trump] asked me to speak at the Republican convention,” Stern shared with David Letterman in “Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs no Introduction,” per The Hill.
“I was put in a very awkward position of having to say publicly and to him, ‘I’m a Hillary Clinton supporter — always have been,'” Stern continued. “I was honest with Donald. I said, ‘Donald, you know you also supported Hillary.'”
Stern went on to explain that while he did turn down the offers, he described Trump as a "great guest." He made many appearances on the radio show over the years. Many times Trump called up Stern while on the campaign trail to let him know how things are going.
“He would call me from the campaign trail very often and say, ‘Hey, you watching,'” Stern continued. “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 do consider Donald a friend,” he added. “But my politics are different.”
Stern has said multiple times that Trump never really wanted to win the election. He even urged Trump to give it up and hand over the responsibility to Vice President Mike Pence.
“My advice would be, like, get the f–out of there, man. Why do you need that for? Go back to Mar-a-Lago and hang,” Howard Stern said. “Just give it over to Pence — let him do his thing.”
The mainstream media is going to eat this story up. President Trump invited shock jock Howard Stern to speak at the Republican National Convention. Nevermind the kind of people Hillary has rolled out. That's the past and the only goal now is to attack Trump.
Interesting that @howardstern claims President Trump begged for Stern's approval during the campaign, yet he never even called in to the @sternshow, which instead had impersonators call in as "Fake Donald Trump" #Howard100 https://t.co/0Bm7YvTwDs
— Uncle Larry (@UncleLarry112) May 31, 2018
“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,”
“Believe me, nobody wanted Hillary to win more than Donald Trump. He didn’t need this,” Stern saidhttps://t.co/QI558cXdcP
— Omy (@basspankai) May 31, 2018