Shock jock Howard Stern thinks Donald Trump has the GOP nomination in the bag.
On his SiriusXM radio show Monday, Stern predicted Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination because “people dig him.”
“I’ll tell you why I think he’s going to be the nominee: he’s proven that no matter what he says, people dig him,” Stern said. “I also think that a lot of people are of the mind that A, they hate illegal immigrants but they just feel funny saying it – whether it’s rational or not – is the illegal immigrant draining your economy? Possibly. Is he taking your job? Possibly.”
“But I think more or less, people are super tired of politicians, meaning that they like the idea of a successful businessman running the country who might actually be able to get shit done. But the problem with it is, and Donald Trump will find this: being the president isn’t like being the president like a corporation. You still got to go through Congress for everything you want to do and that’s the tough part. You’ve got to be one who can consolidate on both sides of the aisle, you know, some sort of coalition and it’s very difficult.”
For those who think Trump can’t win the nomination, Stern cautioned that voters thought the same thing when another famous personality ran for president three decades ago.
“You know, Ronald Reagan was in Bedtime for Bonzo,” Stern said. “He was a B-list movie star who became a very successful president. And so they are looking back toward those days and hey, maybe that’s the answer. Forget all these politicians who are professionals, we want to try somebody who is used to a business kind of thing.”