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Howard Stern floats 2024 bid against Trump: ‘There’s no way I’d lose’

Howard Stern says he could launch a White House bid in 2024 against former President Trump, quipping that he knows he’ll “beat his ass.”

The SiriusXM host said Tuesday that running for president could be his “civic duty” if Trump, who has repeatedly floated but not confirmed a 2024 bid, sought a second term.

“I would just sit there and play that f—ing clip of him trying to fix the election over and over again,” Stern said, referring to Trump’s phone call in January with Brad Raffensperger in which the then-president sought to persuade the Georgia secretary of state of evidence of election fraud in the Peach State.

“There’s no way I’d lose,” Stern, 67, said.

Stern’s comments came as he riffed on topics ranging from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and vaccine hesitancy to former Trump officials defying congressional subpoenas as part of an investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“If Trump decides to run again, you have to run against him,” co-host Robin Quivers said with a laugh. “That’s my plan.”

“I know. I’ll beat his ass,” Stern exclaimed in an amused tone.

“You can’t leave it to the Democrats,” Quivers responded.

Trump, a New York real estate developer and reality TV star before entering politics, was once a frequent guest on Stern’s show. In the past, the veteran broadcaster referred to Trump as a friend, but Stern grew increasingly critical of Trump during his presidency, slamming him for his administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m absolutely out of my f—ing mind about how this country is being run and what is going on,” Stern, who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House race and Joe Biden in 2020, said last year.

The “Howard Stern Comes Again” author wouldn’t be completely new to the world of politics. He ran as a Libertarian in New York’s gubernatorial race in 1994 but dropped out when the state’s Supreme Court upheld a requirement that as a political candidate he would have to disclose his personal finances.

Tags 2024 2024 election 2024 presidential race Brad Raffensperger Donald Trump election 2024 Hillary Clinton Howard Stern Joe Biden robin quivers
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