WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Long-time radio host Howard Stern announced on Monday that he’s “all in” for Joe Biden as the next president.
- Stern revealed his choice on his SiriusXM radio show after President Donald Trump’s controversial suggestion last week about ingesting disinfectant or using ultraviolet light to help combat the coronavirus.
- “I don’t think there is anyone left who will vote for him,” Stern said, referencing Trump’s suggestion.
Howard Stern announced Monday he’s “all in on Joe Biden,” saying President Trump “could have been ahead of this curve” on the coronavirus pandemic.
Stern made his endorsement on his SiriusXM radio show after a Trump supporter defended the president’s Thursday remarks regarding using disinfectant or ultraviolet light to combat the coronavirus, which Trump tried to walk back on Friday as being “sarcastic.”
“What’s it going to take? I don’t get it,” Stern said of the president’s comments. “I don’t think there is anyone left who will vote for him.”
“I am all in on Joe Biden,” he later added. “You see the wall that’s right next to you, I’ll vote for the wall over a guy who tells me that I should pour Clorox into my mouth. Listen, I think we are in deep shit. I think we could have been ahead of this curve.”
Stern suggested a massive rally for Trump supporters where they can ingest disinfectant and “all drop dead.”
Stern, who regularly interviewed Trump before he jumped into politics and enjoyed a friendly relationship with the former real estate mogul and reality TV star, endorsed former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Stern has repeatedly hit Trump over his response to COVID-19, including late last month for bragging about the TV ratings of his White House coronavirus press briefings.
Biden, whose campaign has been largely sidelined due to the pandemic but who has been doing interviews from his home in Wilmington, Del., has not been interviewed by Stern. The former vice president has done several late-night interviews in recent weeks, including with NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, CBS’s James Corden and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.
Stern conducted a 2½ hour interview with Clinton in December.
Source: The HILL