Trump Will Win The GOP Nomination, Says…Howard Stern

by Scott McKay | August 25, 2015 2:37 pm

Well, here’s an endorsement of sorts[1]…

Shock jock Howard Stern thinks Donald Trump has the GOP nomination in the bag.

On his SiriusXM radio show Monday, Stern predicted Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination because “people dig him.”

“I had some friends over for dinner and we were of course talking about Trump,” Stern said, according to a transcript[2] of his Monday morning show by Real Clear Politics. “People saying, ‘We don’t think Trump’s going to be the nominee.’ I go, ‘I’ll tell you what: I think he is.’”

“I’ll tell you why I think he’s going to be the nominee: he’s proven that no matter what he says, people dig him,” Stern said. “I also think that a lot of people are of the mind that A, they hate illegal immigrants but they just feel funny saying it – whether it’s rational or not – is the illegal immigrant draining your economy? Possibly. Is he taking your job? Possibly.”

Perhaps the money quote from Stern came next…

“But I think more or less, people are super tired of politicians, meaning that they like the idea of a successful businessman running the country who might actually be able to get shit done. But the problem with it is, and Donald Trump will find this: being the president isn’t like being the president like a corporation. You still got to go through Congress for everything you want to do and that’s the tough part. You’ve got to be one who can consolidate on both sides of the aisle, you know, some sort of coalition and it’s very difficult.”

Stern is correct that the voters are tired of politicians and the failures of the political system, and it’s this fatigue which is propelling Trump forward. The question is how long that will happen. After all, a political campaign is a marathon, and a lot can happen. Will voters still “dig” Trump at the end of football season? Will one of the politicians they’re sick of be able to grab some of the magic that has lifted The Donald to the top of the polls?

We’ll find out.

  1. here’s an endorsement of sorts:
  2. transcript:

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