If President Donald Trump were to launch his own TV network following his White House exit, radio shock jock Howard Stern predicts that it will last about a year before it falls apart.
“The president all weekend was busy tweeting about Fox News,” Stern said on his Sirius XM radio show. “He’s mad at them because they actually had some reality over there and now he’s talking about… the OANN network, which I’ve never seen, actually. I don’t know how you get it.”
According to OAN (One America News), you can stream the channel “LIVE on your desktop or mobile device without a contract, offering flexibility and affordability.”
Robin Quivers, Stern’s long-time co-host, described OAN as a “doozy.” Stern added that Trump’s network would fail just like “all the other businesses.”
“Now they are saying he is going to run his own news network,” he said. “He thinks running the country is hard. Wait until he has to run a news network. That’ll fail inside of a year like all the other businesses. This is just insanity what’s going on.”
Beyond that, Stern implored the president to just admit he lost the election to Biden and calm down his “hillbilly friends.”
“For once do something good for the country, calm down your f***ing loony hillbilly friends and tell them you lost the election and you’re going to help the transition,” Stern said. “These loonies who follow you are all worked up; they think something was taken from them.”
Earlier this year, on his Sirus XM radio show, Stern went so far as to suggest that Trump hates his supporters.
“One thing Donald loves is celebrities, he loves the famous,” Stern said on Tuesday. “He loves it. He loves to be in the mix.”
“The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,” Stern continued. “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 … I don’t hate Donald. I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence.”
In April of this year, Stern also announced that he would be endorsing Joe Biden for president despite his friendship with Trump.
“I am all-in on Joe Biden,” Stern said. “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 s***. I think we could have been ahead of this curve.”
Stern also once blamed Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 on her refusal to be a guest on his show and reach the predominantly male audience that voted for Trump.
“Here is a woman who dedicated her whole life to public service,” Stern told Stephen Colbert in 2019. “What was her life like as a little girl growing up? What was her romance with Bill Clinton? What was she thinking when she was secretary of state? What was she thinking when she was the first lady? Was she saying to herself, ‘I wish I could be president,’ or was she satisfied with that? There were a million questions I could have asked her that I think would have humanized her.”