If anyone outside of his administration knows Donald Trump very well at all, it’s radio and TV personality Howard Stern. Stern has known Trump for literal decades and has conducted countless interviews with him back when he was just an overrated reality tv star that bragged about grabbing women by their genitals. In Stern’s new book, Howard Stern Comes Again, he details a lot of his experiences and interactions with the former TV washup who’s now president of our country.
Stern sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper for an interview and told the host that Trump experienced a traumatic childhood and he believes that the president needs intensive psychotherapy before he can ever recover.
“From what I know of Donald and his relationship with his father, it sounds traumatic. It sounds like the father was very domineering. The father expected a lot of him. And the father, I don’t know, there was military school. You know, you read these drips and drabs and you go wow,” Stern began when questioned about Trump.
“I can assure you he’s been traumatized. Because, you know, Donald, you know, his level of narcissism is so strong. He has trouble with empathy. We know that. And I wish he’d go into psychotherapy. I’d be so proud of him if he did, and he would flourish.”
Stern and Anderson both agreed that there was “no way” Donald would actually ever attend the psychotherapy sessions he needs to become a decent human being. Stern went on to tell Anderson that he doesn’t believe Donald enjoys his position as the president.
“I don’t think he likes being president at all. I think he liked winning the presidency. He likes to win. And, again, I’m not Donald Trump’s psychotherapist and I had many good laughs with Donald,” Stern stated.
“And in some ways, I feel that he has been wronged the way they used my transcripts in a way to frame him. And I’ll give you an example. When he said the line about STDs being his Vietnam, that was a very jokey thing on my show.”
Stern added, “If you went back and listen to the tape, you would not take that seriously. He was in the spirit of the program. And then he was, you know, they tried to use that against him, ‘Hey, he’s being — how dare he compare himself to a veteran of the Vietnam War who served when he didn’t serve.’ All right, everybody take a deep breath and relax.”
“But having said that, the stuff I put in the book I think is very revealing about our now president and there’s something to be learned there.”
It seems that Stern is on the same page as the rest of America — Donald should’ve stuck to The Apprentice and stayed the hell out of our presidency.
You can watch the segment here:
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