Howard Stern on Trump voters: ‘I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence’

Howard Stern and wife Beth co-chair the North Shore Animal League America's 2018 Gala

I’m not surprised by Howard Stern’s politics or the fact that he’s been doing political commentary on his SiriusXM show. What does surprise me is the cutting, incisive nature of the commentary. A few weeks back, Stern endorsed Joe Biden and spoke about how he really doesn’t understand how there’s anyone left in the Trump camp. He said this partially in reaction to some MAGA dumbf–k who called into the show. I assume Stern must still be getting calls from those MAGA douches, because he continued to discuss politics on his Tuesday show, and again – the nature of his argument is really impressive.

Howard Stern says he and President Trump are both showmen who love a good time — and they both hate Trump supporters. “One thing Donald loves is celebrities, he loves the famous,” Stern said on his SiriusXM show Tuesday. “He loves it. He loves to be in the mix.”

Stern, 66, hosted Trump on his radio show several times over the years and frequently saw him at social events, including the shock jock’s 2008 wedding, where he seated the then-future president next to Joan Rivers. According to Stern, Trump went anywhere famous people would be and is suffering now that Hollywood has turned its back on him. He likened the president’s predicament to an episode of “The Twilight Zone.”

“The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,” Stern said. “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’s any people who look like you. I’m talking to you in the audience.”

Stern reflected on his own foray into politics, a brief gubernatorial run in 1994, and seemed to understand why Trump liked the idea of campaigning for office. But according to Stern, like himself, Trump isn’t cut out for running a government and the president’s supporters— many of whom are also Stern fans — are to blame for the country’s troubles.

“I don’t hate Donald,” Stern said. “I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence.”

According to Stern, Trump could still have his old life back and the two of them would be much happier. “I do think it would be extremely patriotic of Donald to say ‘I’m in over my head and I don’t want to be president anymore,’” Stern said. “It’d be so patriotic that I’d hug him and then I’d go back to Mar-a-Lago and have a meal with him and feel good about him because it would be such an easy thing to do.” Stern also conceded it’s highly unlikely that’s going to happen.

[From The NY 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.” Yes. Donald Trump is like most Republicans – he loathes his “base” and he thinks they’re all idiots. Unlike those other Republicans, Trump uses those people as his “cult/army” so he can embiggen himself. He also uses them to attack his “enemies.” But yeah, I hate him. And I hate the people who voted for him. I remember having this endless debate about Trump voters and whether they could be “saved” or “turned” following the 2016 election and I still feel the same way as I did back then: write them off. Especially now, because if someone is still supporting Trump after all of the evidence that he’s a neo-Nazi, white supremacist, incompetent, fascist, misogynist racist pervert/idiot who puts babies in cages, then guess what? That voter doesn’t give a f–k. They’re in it for the violence and racism and hatred.

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  1. tempest prognosticator says:


  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Nematode is encapsulated hate. Lord Farquaad.

  3. Mellie says:

    You know what, it’s mean, it’s hateful, but it’s f#$king true and I hate that I have to include some of my family in this statement but if you are even considering voting for him or did vote for him, then you are a complete dumb f#$k.
    He’s right, 99% of the people who voted for him he wouldn’t even allow to wipe his feet.

    • K says:

      Yes, being Trump voters and steadfast Republicans *no matter what* has made me finally give up on some of my extended family. It’s revealed that they’re bigoted idiots and pathetic too, because like Stern said, I know they would NEVER be treated well by Trump in person. He would mock them and spit on them just as quickly as he would spit on me. Absurdly, they consider themselves kind and dutiful Christians while supporting the Anti-Christ, in essence. He’s caused thousands of deaths and doesn’t care, so people who are cool with that must be monsters too. Before Covid-19 hit there was already a plague of idiocy that’s ruined our country.

  4. Jean says:

    How true!!!!!!!

  5. Mumbles says:

    One of the terrifying results of the election was it was like the country peeled off a mask and we saw the true nature of about half of our country as angry, stupid racists. The GOP had been doing a good job at leveraging their votes and quietly feeding their ignorance and racism, but always nominated presidential candidates that put on a facade of being above the great unwashed base (although the mask slipped a bit with Palin). We would see racist freaks like Cliven Bundy and think that they were extremists. Nope. Par for the course. And the fact that Fox News made him into a hero was a sinister clue.

    But in 2016 they nominated a guy who finally looked, acted, and talked like them. As the saying goes, the scales have dropped from our eyes. The myth of the “good Republican” is over.

  6. Rapunzel says:

    Howard seems to be giving Trump a pass here? Yeah …. no.

    I hate Trump as much as, if not more than, his supporters. The Dotard knew better. He did this to feed his ego. I won’t ever forgive him. Or his supporters.

    • Traveler says:

      Agree…………no way in hell should he be allowed to get “back to his life”.
      After he leaves the protection of this presidency he needs to be arrested for his past and present criminal activities.
      I agree with Howard’s assessment of dotard’s base. I just can’t relate at all to being able to go back to sharing a meal with a man when you have seen how truly awful he really is and what he is capable of. No way!!! Unlike Howard, I DO hate donald.

    • sa says:

      Agreed. Trump didn’t stumble into the presidency and get pressured to accept it, he sought it out and campaigned for it. Of course he’s the worst when compared to his supporters. He wouldn’t have supporters if he hadn’t been out there playing to them and telling them that he alone can fix everything.

      I also think it lets his supporters off the hook to call them stupid. You can be stupid, but to vote for someone who launched their campaign with a racist rant about Mexicans and bragged about assaulting women . . . stupid doesn’t vote for that, bad people vote for that.

  7. ooshpick says:

    so sad. i agree but so so sad.

  8. Juls says:

    I’ve been posting on my FB page every day, just one clip of Dump saying something idiotic, and captioning the clip with a single word, like moron, coward, etc. It makes me feel good. No one can start an argument with me, because its just him and his own words or tweets. I have no delusions about changing any of his supporters’ minds. My goal is that if there are any people on my friends list that still secretly support him, they will unfriend me.

    • Christina says:

      Good for you, Juls. I left Facebook and I unfriend/block anybody on Instagram who pisses me off now. I no longer bother. When I do, the futility eats at me, so no. But what you do is brilliant!

  9. Seraphina says:

    Yes. Both and he and President Obama are having drop the mike moments.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Sadly, I don’t believe it will make a blind bit of difference to the idiot-worshippers.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    Say it louder for the people in the back, Howard.

  11. Sean says:

    What’s infuriating is some Trump supporters (like my parents) voted for him and know deep down how bad he is. However, they refuse to admit their mistake because they don’t want to admit they’re wrong. Now we’re almost four years into this mess and they still say “they don’t like him” but support him because they want his policies despite not benefiting from them. Even when thousands are actually dying from his incompetence and negligence, even when their retirement incomes has suffered they make excuses for him.

    • Valerie says:

      I hate when people are like, ‘Well, I don’t agree with everything he does, but he is our president…’

      • Alex says:

        This ^ is why people make fun of boomers. Of course #notallboomers, but that kinda “take it on the chin kid” or the fear of change or evolving thing….ugh. Just admit your wrong and fucking grow.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “However, they refuse to admit their mistake because they don’t want to admit they’re wrong.”

      I believe it was Mark Twain who said “it’s easier to fool someone that it is to convince them they’ve been fooled”.

      and that is THE TRUTH.

  12. Alisha says:

    Alright, he has some points but Howard, how is it possible to still friends with a guy like that?? That is an incredibly interesting line to walk.

    • Jaxonmeh says:

      Howard Stern isn’t stupid. I think he is wrapping up some hard truths in gift wrap because he knows Trump will get wind of it. Trump wants to be included in the Hollywood set. Stern has access to that still, so Stern is giving Trump an out, even though anyone with a real brain would know it’s all false. Because he knows Trump needs the positive attention. He knows it’s going to fall on deaf ears but atleast he can say he tried.

      • sassafras says:

        So much this. Howard hasn’t gotten thousands of celebrities to spill their guts without being a very strategic communicator. He could be working for the CIA, the way he makes them feel like he’s on their side so that they feel comfortable spilling their guts.

  13. Rhos says:

    I’ve followed Stern’s opinions on Trump for a while. He knows what he is talking about because he and Donald used to be super close, and probably will return to being buddies after trump is not president anymore. So, Stern is saying like it is and the best thing about it? Trump knows that Sterns is right. Trump hates all the dumb$ucks who vote for him, because he so wishes the cool kids loved him instead.

  14. FilmTurtle says:

    I was utterly astonished this week to learn a colleague (30s, educated, white woman) is a Trump supporter. She did a great job of keeping it quiet. She said she supported him because he would “put America first” and “get people back to work” and not asking for handouts from the government, “and he did all of that.” She blamed Congress and the media for focusing too much “on the negative” and that no candidate is perfect. I’m sure she could see the surprise on my face. The cognitive dissonance really clanged.

    • Christina says:

      Oh, there are many people who don’t care about what he is because they see themselves being elevated in Republican discourse. They do not understand that the system was set up for them, so they don’t get why anyone wouldn’t support Trump. The educated ones are closet xenophobics, but they don’t believe they are because they think that the barely paid El Salvadoran lady who cleans their office is really nice. They could give a crap about the fact that she makes no money and has no work protections or health benefits to empty their waste cans.

    • FYI says:

      The LAKERS got a $4 million handout from the government. The Aspen Institute got $8 million. AutoNation got $79 million. SEVENTY-NINE MILLION. Lindblad Expeditions, a big travel company, got more than $6 million.

      Tell me again about handouts from the government?

  15. Teebee says:

    Yup. I have felt this since day one. The irony of his frothing base, that he wouldn’t give them the time of day in his former life. And he uses them as cannon fodder. And they line up like lemmings at the cliff screaming whheeeeeeeeeeee as they fling themselves from the edge…

  16. SJR says:

    I am surprised that Howard Stern is openly speaking this truth.
    It is right on the money!
    I’ve seen Stern on Letterman mostly. I was surprised at his intelligence and he is well spoken.
    I completely agree with his understanding of Trump, Trump loves being famous, the attention, look at me, LOOK at ME!

    I am still dumbfounded that any one is a Trump supporter.
    Vile, stupid, blowhard, crook. And in the most powerful position in America. He is ruining this country

    And Stern is exactly correct, Trump HATES his supporters. No way in hell does he want people like that in his hotel.

  17. minx says:

    It’s a line in the sand for me—if you support him, you’re an idiot I don’t want to know. Period.

  18. CatMom says:

    I love Howard. Been a listener for 30 years. His commentary on Trump is spot on. He’s always been smarter than people give him credit for.

  19. Feedmechips says:

    I have no qualms about saying that I hate Cheeto Nightmare and his supporters too.

  20. Ann says:

    I watched the impeachment trials at work and after one particularly annoying day (can’t remember which one) I blurted out to a trump voting coworker of mine that trump hates her and that he hates all of us. I immediately had to walk it back because I was at work and my boss heard me. My coworker said he doesn’t hate her, he loves her. It was infuriating but it wasn’t an appropriate conversation to have considering the setting. But still, she’s convinced trump loves her when it’s clear as day that he hates all of us. There is no getting through to them and for all us sane people to watch it all remains frustrating. My therapist wants me to work on radical acceptance, and lord help me I try, but MAGAts want to make that journey as horrible as possible and for that I will never forgive them.

    • Mika says:

      Girl, I hear you and I am sending love. This woman is delusional, and being the person to scream “the emperor is naked” and STILL having that person say “no, he’s clothed” is frustrating and saddening and maddening and everything all at once.

  21. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This entire commentary was spot on. Minus the giving Don the Com a hug and hanging at Mar-a-Lago. But the rest of it is EXACTLY what I’ve thought and said for years.

  22. bluemoonhorse says:

    Howard is just another media guy who wants to deny his own culpability in making Trump a thing. It was all a good laugh until someone poked their eye out.

  23. Rose says:

    Howard and Trump have a lot in common.Howard hates a lot of his audience too.He does it openly and the idiots lap it up.

  24. Ange says:

    Indeed. Voting for someone who would allow the gap between the haves and the have nots to widen shows an inabilty to apply critical thinking to propaganda.

  25. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, he’s being honest? What else is there to say at this point. You’re either seeing what’s in front of you or constructing the same reality as Donald himself because admitting you were taken in by a con man is too much responsibility.

    One of my friends made the point that Donald really owes his success to media conglomerates like CNN, who make him out to be some massive, scary bogeyman that they’re fighting in some ridiculous dick waving contest to see who’s the hero. The reality is that he’s a pathetic loser. He’s failed every business venture that wasn’t propped up by other people’s money. He’s failed repeatedly at everything he’s promised as a politician. He’s failed at the pandemic. He’s a giant, narcissistic baby who throws temper tantrums behind doors all the time. If even one reporter had the guts to call him out in front of everyone and challenge him, he’d lost it on stage, and then it becomes decidedly harder to pretend he isn’t exactly what he is.

    • sassafras says:

      In some ways the networks all need to laugh at him. The Emperor has no clothes. But with the Senate’s support, he’s so incredibly dangerous, that it’s hard to mock him endlessly.

    • AMA1977 says:

      He got called out (by two female reporters, of course) the day before yesterday at his press-conference-cum-Nazi rally and he did what he always does, stormed off the dais. There is no accountability from him, and the press who try to hold him accountable get denigrated, abused, punished and ignored. They can’t force him to answer difficult questions in a conference setting, and he essentially only agrees to sit-down interviews with softball interviewers. If there was a way to get him on-camera with someone who wouldn’t give him a pass, that’d do it, but he’ll never agree to that. If David Muir had pushed harder in the interview he conducted recently, then he might have provoked a response worth watching. That’s really the only chance to do so, because he surrounds himself with yes-men and refuses to accept responsibility or answer tough questions. Because he is a giant, stupid child, and he is allowed to be by the entire Republican party and all of his idiot cult members.

  26. SneakyDee says:

    I would love to say that I hate all Trump supporters, but I can’t. My brother is a Trump supporter. My brother who has been one of my biggest cheerleaders my whole life. My brother helped set up interviews for me a week after I got fired – he was the first person to help me get back on my feet. What are people like me supposed to do? All I know is that when Trump is out of office, he’ll go back to his old life of opulence, continue breaking international laws with his kids, while people like me and you live with the turmoil he’s inflicted. We will continue to despise each other, but Washington? They’ll move on as if nothing has ever happened, like Trump. It’s us that pay in the end. Just my jaded two cents.

    • shanaynay says:

      Personally, I wouldn’t care if he was my brother or not, he would totally be disowned by me if he supported this racist f**k!!!!!

    • Gina says:

      Since you have a good relationship with your brother, you are in a good position to have a real conversation with him about who Trump really is.
      Being able to talk to someone without them feeling they have to be defensive (start a fight), it really is the best way to get them to understand your perspective and hopefully he’ll change his mind.

      • Kebbie says:

        I really think that would only be possible if the Trump supporter in question wasn’t on a daily drip of state propaganda courtesy of Fox News or OANN. Almost all of them get their news exclusively from those networks and they’ve been programmed to think everything else is fake news. They really are like cult members.

    • Kebbie says:

      My brother and father are Trump supporters. I still love them, but ultimately, I’ve just come to accept that they are deeply flawed people with a tendency toward hate and anger rather than empathy and compassion. They’re like cult members, they twist themselves into knots to defend an incompetent conman and for that, I pity them. But I’m not going to stop loving them just because other people tell me I should.

      • Darla says:

        Both my brothers are. I have not disowned them, but the things that probably make them trump supporters, were there already, and I can’t say I have close relationships with either of them. I love my nieces and nephews. Their parents, I can take or leave. If they didn’t have kids, I’d rarely if ever see them. But they do. So, I see them, but I really have no interest in them. I find their opinions on pretty much everything to be basic. They don’t have anything to say that would interest me, put it that way. About anything, not just politics.

  27. TryHarrd says:

    I tell my kids the stupid ppl of ‘Merica are having their turn, their moment. May not not have permanent damage or last another 4

  28. shanaynay says:

    Howard Stern might be a jerk sometimes, but he’s right on the money with everything he’s saying about DUMP!

  29. GRACE says:

    He makes me embarrassed to be an American. Six more months until the election. If he manages to win this one, we deserve it because we are warned about what a POS and incompetent “leader” he is. I don’t think I’d survive if he got another four-year term. Nor would the USA.

  30. Eugh says:

    Does anyone have his death count? I can’t even calculate the tax cuts or increases due to overt racism

    9 Niger
    1 Charlottesville
    175 Iranian plane
    24+ Migrant deaths in detention
    85,000 and growing COVID-19

    Supporter wise, so much for pro life, right?

  31. Lillian says:

    I like to think stern was playing “good cop” and doing whatever in his singular power to get the menace away from us, with cajoling, in this case. Thanks Howard 🙂 good effort! Hope it works.

  32. Kris says:

    Because he is known for having nothing but intelligent people on his show. Give me a break. He got famous for talking about sex and asking sexually charged questions to women including famous actresses. His Governor and Mayor have sucked throughout this entire pandemic. Where’s the emoji that shows someone jerking off and rolling their eyes.

  33. Jana says:

    The people I know who love Trump are just like him; they are either racist, sexist, hateful, entitled or just plain stupid. They thought Obama acted like he was “smarter” than them. I just hate that there are so damn many of them, it makes me sad for America.

  34. blunt talker says:

    I agree whole heartedly with what Howard Stern has said-people who voted for him see themselves in him-that speaks volumes in America and it damages our country’s reputation as a leader of the free world.

  35. SM says:

    Well. This is the most empathy Trump will ever get from an intelligent person. But he is too narcissist to realise that. I kind of understand what Stern is saying. Trump is not someone cut out for pubic office. He is a narcissist and those are better off in entertainment where the cult of celebrity exists. Come to think of it, all his crimes are motivated by narcissist ego. Unlike his dump racist base he doesn’t care about America First, he just cares for worship and applaud. This is the lack of intelligence Stern is referring to, his base is so dump they do not realise even that he doesn’t give a crap about any of the conservative or any other political agenda