Howard Stern jokes: Trump might have put me on Supreme Court if I backed him
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Howard Stern, who frequently used to host President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE on his show before the New York real estate mogul entered politics, is joking he could have gotten a job in government under Trump if he had supported his White House bid.

"A more self-serving person would have gone all-in on Donald because I'd probably be the FCC commissioner or a Supreme Court justice by now,” Stern says in an interview published Wednesday with The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the Federal Communications Commission.


According to Stern, he tried to dissuade the former “Apprentice” host from a presidential bid. While the two shared a brief chat after Trump won in 2016, Stern says beyond that, they haven’t spoken since he declined a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention.

"It was a difficult thing because there's a part of me that really likes Donald, but I just don't agree politically," Stern told the publication. 

Stern — who’s called Trump the “definition of a great guest” — says he foresaw the then-GOP White House hopeful’s rise during the 2016 race, and would go back-and-forth with political pundits who predicted a victory for then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' The problem with Trump's Middle East peace plan Trump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury MORE.

"I'd sit there at these dinner parties and go, 'Not that you asked, but I don't think you're seeing this the right way,'" he recalled. "'Donald is communicating. He's talking like a dude. That's very powerful — take it from someone who knows.'"

Stern says an appearance on his SiriusXM show could have really helped Clinton’s bid.

“There’s a segment of my audience that really gets turned on to people they thought they hated because we tap into their humanity,” he said.

Fans of his eponymous satellite radio program, Stern says, were initially “like, ‘F--k [Lady Gaga], why are you having her on?’”

“And then it’s over, and they go, ‘Shit man, I’m going to go buy her music’ or ‘I’m going to go see her in concert.'"

But, according to the 65-year-old radio legend and Clinton supporter — whose new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” will be released on Tuesday — the former secretary of State turned down multiple interview requests.