Tuesday, radio icon Howard Stern had a blunt message for Trump voters, saying “I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence.”
Stern also said he was “disgusted” by Trump supporters, saying “The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most,. 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.”
Now, President Trump’s son, Don Jr. is firing back.
Per TheHill, during an appearance on the “Jim and Sam Show” on Thursday, Trump Jr. said he was aware of Stern’s remarks, which had trended across Twitter earlier this week, and called the comments “disappointing.”
“That’s total bulls—,” he said. “The reality is this: My dad was able to do what he did when he won this election by being able to relate to those guys, the blue-collar worker that Donald Trump spent his entire career with.”
“Donald Trump was a better developer and built a brand because he spent time talking to those guys. There’s a reason why you see guys within our company, even today, they started off as construction guys, started off as drivers, and they’re like executives because he gave them a chance,” Trump Jr. said of his dad.
In his radio interview on Wednesday, Trump Jr. also accused Stern of “acting like” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and said he thinks the radio host is trying to “isolate” a chunk of the country with his remarks.
“He’s acting like Hillary, which was, you know, probably what cost her some of the election was calling half the country deplorables for wanting to support someone who’s going to get things done for them, and he did,” he said, pointing to remarks Clinton made months ahead of the 2016 presidential election in which she described “half” of Trump’s base as a “basket of deplorables.”
“I don’t know if he just got a taste of Hollywood when he went on, you know, the T.V. show and, all of the sudden, the establishment’s sort of politically correct people that he used to hate, now he really wants to be loved by them,” Trump Jr. claimed.