Radio host Howard Stern responded to former President Donald Trump’s criticism of him, saying that Trump got “charged up” after seeing Stern discussed in conservative media. Stern had declared himself “woke” in a recent monologue, which drew attention and led to Trump’s social media post denouncing him as a “broken weirdo.”
Stern expressed surprise that Trump, a former president, would take the time to comment on him. He suggested that Trump’s reaction was because he saw himself being discussed in conservative media regarding Stern’s comments.
Stern defended his self-described “woke” stance, stating that being woke means he can’t support Trump and that he stands for issues like transgender rights and vaccination. He also addressed his recent public falling out with comedian Bill Maher.
Stern’s shift towards progressive and woke stances has drawn attention and contrasts with his earlier reputation for making offensive and controversial remarks. His comments highlight the political and cultural divisions that exist in the United States and the impact of media personalities on public discourse.