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‘Donald Doesn’t Give One Shit About Public Service!’: Howard Stern Rips Trump For Bragging About Ratings


‘Donald Doesn’t Give One Shit About Public Service!’: Howard Stern Rips Trump For Bragging About Ratings

Howard Stern ripped into Donald Trump this week after the president boasted about his coronavirus briefing ratings in the middle of a deadly pandemic, calling the boast “mind-boggling,” and reminding viewers that Trump “doesn’t give one shit about public service.”

“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 SiriusXM host said on his show Tuesday, adding that “the reason his ratings are higher” is “because people are scared shitless.”

“It’s not your incredible reality TV show that you’re putting on for the country,” Stern said of Trump, who was a frequent guest on his radio show. “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–kers!”

Earlier this week, Trump tweeted an excerpt from a New York Times story that questioned whether TV networks should carry the White House coronavirus press briefings live while pointing out that millions of Americans are tuning in seeking critical information during this crisis.

“It’s like a no-win situation,” Stern told his listeners, responding to their criticisms for not speaking out about the president more often.

“Me yelling about Trump, in my mind, doesn’t do a damn bit of good. It’s not going to get Donald to be a better, compassionate president,” he said. “I can’t change Donald Trump.”

“You think I’m going to change a 70-something-year-old man who’s never been in therapy?” Stern continued. “Do you think I’m going to change a man who’s never been introspective? First time I met him, he spoke about himself for an hour, didn’t ask me one question. I mean, that’s Donald. I can’t yell at a turtle to run faster.”

“Let me tell you about Donald because I know Donald. He’s really sensitive for himself,” he said.

“As far as Donald’s concerned, Donald thinks he’s the best president there ever was,” he added.

“I can honestly tell you that Donald doesn’t give one shit about public service,” Stern told listeners before praising New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) response to the coronavirus crisis.

“But I’m not angry with Donald. Donald is who Donald is, and he’s not going to change,” Stern added.

“Would you be angry with Sanjaya if he won ‘American Idol?’ No,” Stern said, referring to former contestant Sanjaya Malakar’s advancement through the 2007 season of the reality TV singing competition, despite critics and judges panning his musical performances.

“He’s a flawed guy,” Stern said of the president. “But me sitting and yelling about Trump for two hours isn’t going to do any good.”


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