The long-standing feud between former President Trump and Sirius XM radio host Howard Stern has taken a new turn.
The former president, known for his unfiltered remarks, recently labeled Stern as a “broken weirdo” who has lost his influence due to his shift towards ‘wokeism’.
Stern, once a popular figure in the entertainment industry, has been facing criticism for his far-left ideologies. A recent viral YouTube clip showed a fan expressing disappointment over Stern’s political shift, which has seemingly led to a decline in his popularity.
Stern, however, seems unfazed by the criticism and has proudly embraced his ‘woke’ status.
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In response to the criticism, Stern stated, “I hear that a lot that I’m not good anymore because I’m woke. By the way, I kind of take that as a compliment, that I’m woke. To me the opposite of woke, is being asleep.”
He further added if being ‘woke’ means he can’t support Trump or that he supports transgender rights and vaccination, then he is happy to be called ‘woke’.
Trump, who was once a frequent guest on Stern’s show, took to Truth Social to express his views on Stern’s transformation. He described Stern as a weak, pathetic, and disloyal individual who lost his friends and much of his audience due to his ‘woke’ ideologies.
Trump wrote, “The real Howard Stern is a weak, pathetic, and disloyal guy, who lost his friends and MUCH of his audience… His influence is gone, and without that, he’s got NOTHING – Just a broken weirdo, unattractive both inside and out, trying like hell to be relevant!”
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Stern’s disdain for Trump extends beyond the former president himself. He openly expressed his contempt for Trump supporters, stating in 2020, “I don’t hate Donald. I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence.”
He even suggested Trump supporters should “take disinfectant” and “drop dead” during the height of the pandemic.
Stern’s controversial remarks have not stopped at Trump supporters. He has also suggested that unvaccinated Covid patients should be refused treatment at hospitals and sent home to die.
“If it was up to me, anyone unvaccinated would not be admitted to a hospital. At this point, they have been given plenty of opportunity to get the vaccine,” Stern stated.