Howard Stern believes that becoming president will be “detrimental to [Donald Trump’s] mental health.”
“I personally wish that he had never run, I told him that, because I actually think this is something that is gonna be detrimental to his mental health too, because, he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved,” Stern said, as reported by CNN on Thursday.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a healthy experience. And by the way, he’s now on this anti-Hollywood kick. He loves Hollywood. First of all, he loves the press. He lives for it. He loves people in Hollywood. He only wants hobnob with them. All of this hatred and stuff directed towards him. It’s not good for him. It’s not good. There’s a reason every president who leaves the office has grey hair.”
Stern, who says he didn’t take much of Trump’s campaign rhetoric literally, added that he’s still a fan of the real estate mogul, who was a a frequent guest on his show.
“I like Donald very much personally. I was shocked when he decided to run for president, and even more shocked that sort of, people took it seriously. I remember saying to him when he announced his presidency, I remember being quite amazed, because I remember him being for Hillary Clinton.”
Stern hypothesized that Trump originally intended his 2016 campaign as a way to leverage his contract as producer and star of “The Apprentice.”
“He just wanted a couple more bucks out of NBC, and that is why Donald is calling for voter fraud investigations. He’s pissed he won. He still wants Hillary Clinton to win. He’s so f—–g pissed, he’s hoping that he can find some voter fraud and hand it over to Hillary.”