Radio shock jock Howard Stern teased a run for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump campaigns again for the White House.
The Sirius XM host's remarks came in response to the backlash he received for suggesting that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers should be removed from the NFL due to his COVID-19 stance .
“There’s no way I’d lose,” Stern said, according to The Hill . Stern also suggested he would “beat his ass” and claimed he told his wife he might have a “civic duty” to seek the president if Trump was a contender in 2024.
Stern said a big part of his strategy would be to play the clip of Trump's phone call in January with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “over and over.” In that call, which is under criminal investigation by the district attorney in Fulton County, Trump pressed the Republican official to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the state.
Stern, 67, said in January that he would not have the energy to run for president and that Trump probably would not either considering their age.
“It’s going to create some heavy lifting,” he said, according to the New York Daily News . “At this point in my life, I’m too tired to do that kind of heavy lifting. We need some young energetic people who care about their country.”
Trump used to be a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.
Some of his comments on the show resurfaced during Trump's campaign for the presidency. For example, CNN uncovered a segment during which Trump said it was OK to call his daughter, Ivanka Trump, “a piece of ass.”
Stern opposed Trump's run for president in 2016, and he endorsed Joe Biden for president in the 2020 election cycle.
Stern entered the race for New York governor against Democrat Mario Cuomo as a Libertarian in 1994 but withdrew several months into the race while criticizing the financial disclosure requirements of candidates.
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