Howard Stern: A Trump media network would 'fail inside of a year like all the other businesses'

Donald Trump sucks at business. How do I know? He bankrupted more than one casino, which is the business equivalent of accidentally stapling your scrotum to a moving freight train. It’s hard to attain such a rarefied level of incompetence, but somehow he managed.

So while there’s some reason to be concerned that Trump will try to remake himself as a media mogul a la William Randolph Hearst, one can only assume he’ll be as bad at that as he is at everything else.

And the funny thing is, given the cult following he’s garnered over the past five years, a Trump media empire would likely become a going concern … if not for one unmovable constant: Donald Trump.

And radio legend Howard Stern, who knows both Trump and the world of broadcast media better than almost anyone else, is convinced a Trump network would be a slow-moving Hindenburg explosion.

The New York Daily News:

“The president all weekend was busy tweeting about Fox News,” Stern said. “He’s mad at them because they actually had some reality over there and now he’s talking about… the OANN network, which I’ve never seen, actually. I don’t know how you get it.”

“(If) he thinks running the country is hard, wait ‘til he has to run a news network,” Stern said. “That’ll fail inside of a year like all the other businesses. This is just insanity what’s going on.”
The president has a long history of misadventure in the business world, including six bankruptcies, according to the Washington Post. The New York Times, has reported on “billions of dollars in business losses that have defined (Trump’s) career.” The president has called the Times “fake news” and claimed he’s worth more than $10 billion, while declining to release his tax returns.

Oh, and Stern, who has his own throng of zealous followers, is appalled by the current unhinged outcry over an election that Joe Biden clearly won:

“For once do something good for the country, calm down your f—ing loony hillbilly friends and tell them you lost the election and you’re going to help the transition,” Stern asked. “These loonies who follow you are all worked up; they think something was taken from them.”

Well, something was taken from them. Their dignity, for starters. 

But, hey, being Donald Trump means never having to admit a mistake. He’ll go to his grave insisting he won this election. If he wants to bankrupt another company while flogging that message over and over, let him do it. I know I won’t be watching. So knock yourself out, Orangina. 

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  • November 17, 2020