Howard Stern: 'I am all in on Joe Biden'

Howard Stern announced Monday he's "all in on Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE," saying President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE "could have been ahead of this curve" on the coronavirus pandemic. 

Stern made his endorsement on his SiriusXM radio show after a Trump supporter defended the president's Thursday remarks regarding using disinfectant or ultraviolet light to combat the coronavirus, which Trump tried to walk back on Friday as being "sarcastic." 

"What's it going to take? I don't get it," Stern said of the president's comments. "I don't think there is anyone left who will vote for him." 


"I am all in on Joe Biden," he later added. "You see the wall that's right next to you, I'll vote for the wall over a guy who tells me that I should pour Clorox into my mouth. Listen, I think we are in deep shit. I think we could have been ahead of this curve."

Stern suggested a massive rally for Trump supporters where they can ingest disinfectant and "all drop dead."

Stern, who regularly interviewed Trump before he jumped into politics and enjoyed a friendly relationship with the former real estate mogul and reality TV star, endorsed former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report Hillicon Valley: Biden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked | Majority of voters in three swing states saw ads on social media questioning election validity: poll | Harris more often the target of online misinformation Analysis: Where the swing states stand in Trump-Biden battle MORE in 2016. 

Stern has repeatedly hit Trump over his response to COVID-19, including late last month for bragging about the TV ratings of his White House coronavirus press briefings.

Biden, whose campaign has been largely sidelined due to the pandemic but who has been doing interviews from his home in Wilmington, Del., has not been interviewed by Stern. The former vice president has done several late-night interviews in recent weeks, including with NBC's Jimmy Fallon, CBS's James Corden and ABC's Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelJimmy Kimmel makes emotional plea to 'vote with your heart' while sharing update on son Fauci, Black Lives Matter founders included on Time's 100 Most Influential People list Kimmel-hosted Emmy Awards attract all-time low 6.1M viewers: 'Well, we set a record' MORE

Stern conducted a 2½ hour interview with Clinton in December.