Donald Trump invited radio host Howard Stern to speak at the Republican National Convention, Stern said in an interview.
“You know, it was a very awkward kind of thing, because Donald asked me to speak at the Republican National Convention, and he would call me from the campaign trail very often and say, ‘Are you watching?’” Stern said in an interview with David Letterman on Letterman’s Netflix talk show, The Daily Beast reported.
The New York radio star, who has interviewed Trump many times, said that he felt during the Trump campaign that Trump was out to sell books, not to become president.
“I really kind of felt, deep in my heart, that this campaign was really more about selling a book, or selling a brand. I didn’t really understand that he would really want to be president,” Stern said on Letterman’s show, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction."
In the interview, Stern said he told Trump that he has different political opinions than him.
"I was put in a very awkward position of having to say publicly — and to him — that I was a Hillary Clinton supporter. I always have been, and I was honest with Donald. I said, 'Donald, you also supported Hillary.'"
"I do consider Donald a friend, but my politics are different," Stern said in the Letterman interview.
Stern has commented on Trump before. In March, he said that the advice he would give Trump would be to resign from the presidency.
"My advice would be, like, get the (expletive) out of there, man! Why do you need that for? Go back to Mar-a-Lago and hang," Stern said on his show March 27.
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