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Howard Stern Calls Donald a Friend, But He’s Voting for Hillary Clinton

Shock jock Howard Stern has emerged as a player in the presidential election because of his relationship with Donald Trump. But he says he's voting for Hillary Clinton (Photo: Getty)

Shock jock Howard Stern has emerged as a player in the presidential election because of his relationship with Donald Trump. But he says he’s voting for Hillary Clinton (Photo: Getty)

Howard Stern, the shock jock who has revealed more about Donald Trump than any other media personality, still calls Donald his friend. But he’s a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter and will be voting for her in the presidential election.

Stern’s admiration of Clinton is long-standing, he revealed in an interview earlier this year.

It goes back to her time as a U.S. Senator representing New York in Congress. Stern is a long-time New York resident. He lives there with his wife Beth Ostrosky Stern, whom he married in 2008.

“Before Trump even got in the race, way before he got in the race, I had announced I was supporting Hillary,” he told The Washington Post.

“I believe she would be an extremely powerful president,” he explained.

“I don’t dislike Trump as a candidate but I am absolutely enamored by Hillary. And I’ve told Donald that. Hillary as a president was sort of dream of mine for a long time. I thought she was an excellent senator,” he added.

Clinton ran for the U.S. Senate in 2000, a year when George W. Bush eked out a White House victory in a highly contested election. She served until 2009, when she was asked to become Secretary of State by President Obama.

During her tenure, she served on the Committee on the Budget (2001-2003), the Armed Services Committee (2003-2009), and committees focused on public works and the environment, health, education and labor and a special committee on aging.

She worked tirelessly for her New York State constitutes, including relief for first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack on the World Trade Center. She toured the scene the day after the attack.

Oddly, Hillary has never appeared on his radio show, while Trump was a regular guest during the 1990s and early 2000s. The shows have been a source of corroborating evidence supporting allegations by women that the GOP candidate was sexually inappropriate with them.

Four Miss Teen USA contestants recounted how Trump walked into their dressing rooms while they were changing, and in some cases, naked. CNN produced an audio tape of the GOP candidate bragging to shock-jock Howard Stern about it.

He told Stern that owning the Miss Universe pageant allowed him to “get away with” walking into dressing room while the women were naked.

During another Stern interview, Trump called former Miss Universe Alicia Machado an “eating machine.”

She went public with her experience and appeared in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad, prompting a right-wing smear campaign.

In Yet another Stern interview, Trump said he supported the Iraq War, something he vehemently denied during both debates.

Also on Stern’s show, Trump said it’s “hard to be a 10” if a woman is flat-chested and said avoiding sexually transmitted diseases was his “personal Vietnam.”

Trump also told Stern laughingly that he was a “sexual predator” and said he didn’t mind if Stern called daughter Ivanka a “piece of ass.”

Stern has Trump on tape going even beyond that. But he’s vowed not to release them before the election.

He explained on his show this morning:

“Why don’t I play all the tapes? I have to tell you why: I feel Donald Trump did the show in an effort to be entertaining and have fun with us and I feel like it would be a betrayal to any of our guests if I sat there and played them now where people are attacking him.”

Trump has been under siege over a leaked 2005 taped conversation with then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.

Trump bragged in vulgar terms about how his celebrity status allowed him to grope women and “grab them in the pussy,” without repercussions.

Since then, nearly a dozen women have come forward to talk about how the mogul made unwelcome sexual advances. Trump claims they are all lying

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