Howard Stern: If Hillary Clinton Listened To Me, She'd Be President
Stern said he believed he could have helped the now failed presidential candidate
Once-controversial radio host Howard Stern has claimed he could have 'helped' Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election if she appeared on his show and not backed out at the last minute.
Stern said he believed he could have helped the now failed presidential candidate defeat Donald Trump.
“I thought that if I did an interview with Hillary that she would reach a new audience,” Stern said on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
He noted that his radio show potentially reached 66 million people and how the election had hinged on under 80,000 votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin ― all the states that have high amounts of Sterns listeners.
“What if Hillary had come on and, forget politics for a second, but what if we could have talked about her humanity, why she got into public service?” asked Stern.
The radio Host declared his support for Clinton ahead of the election despite his long history of inviting Trump to appear on his show.
He then suggested some questions he could have asked to “humanize” her - if that is possible.
“Here is a woman who dedicated her whole life to public service. What was her life like as a little girl growing up? What was her romance with Bill Clinton?
What was she thinking when she was Secretary of State? What was she thinking when she was the First Lady?
Was she saying to herself, ‘I wish I could be president’ or was she satisfied with that? There were a million questions I could have asked her that I think would have humanized her.”
But Stern claims that Trump had only run for president as “a gimmick” to boost his reality TV show “The Apprentice.”
“I don’t think he wanted to be the president. I knew him,” said Stern.
“He had a great life at Mar-a-Lago,” he added of Trump.
“He was running around town. He played golf. He had a good time.”