“We’re Looking For Leadership!” Howard Stern Blasts Trump’s Brag About Press Briefing Ratings
Donald Trump is a man who doesn’t have many close personal friends. He did, however form a relationship with Howard Stern after appearing on the radio hosts show a number of times. The men even attended each other’s weddings.
Despite the cordial relationship, though, Stern ardently supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential race. And now, the radio host is blasting Trump for bragging about the huge ratings that his COVID-19 press briefings have been garnering.
Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon, “President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news.”
“President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of ‘The Bachelor.’ Numbers are continuing to rise…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
Stern was aghast at the comments. He said during a recent show, “Do I pull my hair out of my head when I see my buddy Donald Trump standing there talking about how can people not look at his ratings and his ratings are higher than The Bachelor? The reason his ratings are higher” is “because people are scared sh*tless.”
The radio host continued, “It’s not your incredible reality TV show that you’re putting on for the country. It’s because we’re in crisis and we’re tuning in to see what the president has to say. We’re looking for leadership, motherf—ers!”
Stern also said that he didn’t feel confident about a change in the President’s behavior. “As far as Donald’s concerned, Donald thinks he’s the best president there ever was,” he said. “I can honestly tell you that Donald doesn’t give one sh*t about public service.”