Quotes From Trump & Howard Stern's Interview Archives That Are Absolutely Bonkers
Earlier this month, an organization called Factbase acquired nearly 15 hours of archived audio from interviews that radio show host Howard Stern conducted with Donald Trump from 1993-2015. The organization transcribed nearly all of this audio and published the related transcripts on Monday. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Trump/Stern archives include a myriad of crazy quotes, with the now-president sharing his thoughts on many aspects of life.
Trump was a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show in his pre-presidential days. As Newsweek reported, Trump has actually talked to Stern more than any other journalist or media personality. Stern has always refused to release archives of his radio chats with Trump over the years, saying he felt like doing so would have been a betrayal to Trump, who willing came on Stern's show for over 20 years.
Stern has publicly remained steadfast in his refusal to release the tapes and their recent revelation is not attributed to him, but rather an anonymous source who sent the files to Factbase via a DropBox file earlier this month, as Newsweek reported.
Some of the banter on the tapes is mundane, while other segments are quite shocking. Indeed, Trump offers his very blunt assessments on a variety of topics: his daughter's body, his role as a father, and what he believes is President Obama's inability to "act presidential," just to name a few.
Trump's most memorable Stern archive quotes about these topics, and many others, are shared below.
On Catching Young Britney Spears' Hat While Watching A Concert
She was sweating and looked beautiful and she threw her hat, right? Now normally if a performer throws a hat and it's sweaty and wet and everything, I'd have no interest in it. But I grabbed that sucker. She was so cute and wholesome and nice, I wasn't even afraid of those germs. Today, if she threw it, I'd say "get that sucker out of here."
Ivanka, my daughter Ivanka. She's six feet tall. She's got the best body. She made a lot of money as a model. A tremendous amount and then she went cold turkey and gave it all up because she had to go to college because I wanted her to go to college. She goes to the best college sort and she goes to Wharton and she's got straight A's and she's one of them. She's considered one of the most beautiful women. And she really is she is like a great beauty.
No. But you know, I'm — I've never — I've been a good father but I — Or rather, I've been a good father, a really good father, but I've never been that involved. Like, if they ever said, come on outside, dad. Let's have a catch in Central Park ... I'd say, excuse me, what?
A Beautiful Woman Who's Smart "Could Be A Negative"
Now the women did use their sex appeal, and they're like incredibly beautiful. There's — of the women, there are some that are just unbelievable — like supermodel cutie, in addition to having a 200 IQ, and that may be his [sic] negative. A beautiful woman that's that smart, that could be a negative, Howard. I don't know. You tell me.
You're afraid of germs and kids carry germs like crazy. Are you afraid to even touch your own kid?
That's right. Absolutely. When he has a cold, I just, you know, I keep him away from me.
On How Obama Exits A Plane
He bounces off the plane, he runs down the stairs. I tell you what. ... You know, they're standing at attention, everyone is perfect. This guy falls off the plane, falling off the plane. And there is a Presidential Walk that you would like to see, the president do. To be more regal, am I correct.
I don't think he should be running down the stairs, I mean he's bouncing, and running down the stairs. And I don't think it looks very "presidential." But of course, he knows it's not, you know, but he's not much of a president. Look, he is making the happiest person about President Obama, and his presidency is Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst president ever.
Trump's Suggestion To Combat Terrorism
You have a red button in the plane and the pilot has a huge problem in the back. He's got two or three terrorists, you know, crazy. ... He presses a button and sleeping gas comes out, the entire back of the plane goes to sleep.
On His Fear Of Blood On A "Beautiful Marble Floor"
So what happens is this guy falls off right on his face hits his head. And I thought he died. And you know what I did. I said. Oh, my god that's disgusting and I turned away. I couldn't, you know, he was right in front of me. I turned away. I didn't want to touch him.
Now the Marines, he's bleeding all over the place. I felt terribly you know beautiful marble floor didn't look so good. It changed color became very red. ... God this is terrible, this is disgusting and you know they're turning away. Nobody wants to help the guy his wife is screaming She's sitting right next to him she's screaming. What happens is these 10 Marines from the back of the room they were so far back you know it's a huge ballroom.
So in the back of the room they come running forward. They grab them. They put the blood all over the place that's all over their uniforms. They're taken at this swipe. They ran them out they created a stretcher they call it a human stretcher but then runs out like five guys at each side. They ran him out. I never saw it.
On His Fundraisers For Hillary Clinton & Rudy Giuliani
Didn't you hold a fundraiser for Giuliani [in 2007]?
Do you hold a fundraiser for Clinton as well?
I did. ... I'd like her to win on the Democratic side, Rudy to win on the Republican side. And I have to, you know, make a decision ... [b]ut they're both great people, Howard. ... I think they're both gonna win and it's gonna be interesting to see what happens.
I don't think she's good looking. And you know it's funny, you talk about a transformation. Now the United Nations is honoring her as this great wonder. I remember three years ago she was frenching her brother at the Academy Awards ... And now they're saying, she's a lady of the, of the peace. She's a — I mean, give me a break. But I never thought she was good looking.
I've known many, many pregnant women ... And I've seen them all types, I've seen beautiful women that for the rest of their lives have become horror. You know I mean, it's been a very tough life for them, okay? You know they gained like 250 pounds. It's like a disaster ... And I've seen some women where they have a little bit of a problem. And I've seen a few women, not too many people like this, but where they just spring right back and we will see that, where they spring.
On Why He Likes Pink Ties
You know I used to wear red ties and then, everybody copied it. Everybody was wearing red and I wore it because I thought it was lucky. And then, I had a very, very bad day and I was wearing this really bright red tie.
Do you really want to be president? Because I look at your life ... [and] the White House is a horrible place to live compared to Mar-A-Lago.
You know what I want to do? I want to do a good job ... I'm having a lot of fun.
Overall, these quotes represent some of the many topics which Trump addressed during his years of appearances on The Howard Stern Show. If you are interested in listening to or reading further excerpts from Trump's interviews, you can check out the Trump/Stern archives on Factbase's website.