Remember when Howard Stern used to be the radio host equivalent to punk rock? He would take on any topic and anybody just because he felt like it. Well, that Stern is long gone. Stern, who is reportedly worth more than half a billion dollars, has become what he used to hate - part of the establishment. He shunned crazy topics in favor of bowing at the alter of Hollywood celebrities, and now Stern has gotten overtly political because he's out of touch with real people.
On Tuesday's edition of his SiriusXM radio show, Stern had some strong words about both President Donald Trump and his supporters. Stern went on a rant, claiming that Trump "despises" the type of person that is his typical supporter.
"The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,” the 66-year-old said, according the New York Daily News. “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 are any people who look like you. I’m talking to you in the audience."
That's when Stern decided to alienate a portion of his audience by conveying his own disgust for them.
"I don’t hate Donald,” Stern said. “I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence."
In response, Donald Trump Jr. commented on Stern's remarks on Thursday's "Jim and Sam Show" on SiriusXM radio.
"I mean, I would think at least the sort of original Howard, I imagine most of those blue-collar people that he now hates since he became ‘Hollywood Howard’ would’ve probably been pretty big Trump supporters," Trump Jr. said, according to Fox News.
Trump Jr. also invoked the name of Hillary Clinton as a comparison to Stern's ignorance.
"He’s acting like Hillary, which was, you know, probably what cost her some of the election was calling half the country deplorables for wanting to support someone who’s going to get things done for them and he did," Trump Jr. also said.
Whether you like President Donald Trump or not, and no matter how you feel about the voters for past presidents, would you ascribe the word "hate" to people who didn't vote your way? Most rational people would say no. They might not like or vehemently disapprove of someone's choice, but to say you "hate" someone for it is a little strong.