Howard Stern has old interviews in which Donald Trump talks about his “sexual exploits” but says he won’t release them, even being a Clinton supporter.
However, Howard Stern made it clear during his SiriusXM show that he won’t go through his old archives to play any of the 50 interviews he has had with Trump as long as he’s had his show.
He explained, “I feel Donald Trump did the show in an effort to be entertaining and have fun with us. It would be a betrayal to any of our guests if I sat there and played them now (when) people are attacking him. I knew I had a guy who loved to talk about sex. I had a guy who loved to evaluate women on a scale of 1 to 10. These are avenues I went down because I knew it would entertain the audience.”
Trump vs Billy Bush
In this Sept. 26, 2016 photo released by NBC, co-host Billy Bush appears on the “Today” show in New York. Bush says he’s “embarrassed and ashamed” by a 2005 conversation he had with Donald Trump in which Trump made lewd comments about women. Bush, then a host of the entertainment news show “Access Hollywood,” was chatting with Trump as the businessman waited to make a cameo appearance on a soap opera. In a statement Friday, Oct. 7, Bush says he was younger and less mature when the incident occurred, adding that he “acted foolishly in playing along.” (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP) http://people.com/politics/billy-bush-today-not-fired-donald-trump/
Stern explained that the things Trump said were “not done in private like the Billy Bush tapes.”
A 2005 “Access Hollywood” video was released showing Billy Bush and Donald Trump making remarks about women that seemed sexually charged. After that, Bush never showed back up at work. That day, he apologized for the things he said. He said, “I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead.”
Then, the same day Melania told Anderson Cooper that she felt Bush pushed him to say those things. Bush’s lawyer, Marshall Grossman said on Friday, “There are new reports that a $10M settlement has been reached between Billy Bush and NBC. The report is false.” NBC ended up paying the rest of his three-year $3 million/year contract.
“Locker Room Talk”
About the “locker room talk,” Stern said, “But this idea of ‘locker room talk’… all the times I’ve been around guys — and believe me when I’m around guys 85 percent of the times you’re talking about ….— but I have never been in the room when someone has said ‘grab them.…’ No one’s ever advocated going that step where you get a little bit, ‘Hey I’m going to invade someone’s space.’ … A lot of [locker room banter is] real kind of desperate talk. The reason it’s in a locker room is because no one’s proud of it.”
So, Stern isn’t really feeding into it and saying that Trump actually did any of these things. He’s remaining neutral even if he prefers Hillary Clinton.