Howard Stern Rips CNN: I Never ‘Confirmed’ Trump Backed Iraq War

Breitbart- Radio host Howard Stern hammered CNN on his show this week, accusing the cable network of running a misleading story claiming that Stern had confirmed that Donald Trump supported the Iraq War and said so during a 2002 interview on his show.

CNN.com ran a story on September 29 with the headline “Howard Stern Says Trump Backed Iraq War In 2002.”

However, Stern explained on his radio show Monday that he doesn’t know “how CNN came up with that headline.”

“I got so upset because, you know, let’s face it, tapes from our show featuring Donald Trump have been used in the campaign,” Stern said on his program earlier this week, according to a transcript from the Daily Caller. “And the other day, I was talking to Robin on the air, and I said to her, yeah, you know it was really surreal sorta laying there in bed and watching them mention my name on the debate. And I said —basically for people who might not be aware — I said, ‘Yeah, Trump was on our show, and he was talking — I asked him about the Iraq war, and he said that he was for it.’”

“So, then there was a big screaming headline on CNN: ‘Howard Stern Now Confirms’…This was on CNN…I said nothing new,” Stern added. “And so I emailed Trump and I wanted to explain to him that, uh, that is not what I said.”

Stern said the only aspect of the story that he can confirm as fact is that the tape, which was first uncovered by Buzzfeed, is, in fact, from his show.

“That much I can confirm,” Stern said. That’s all I was saying. That’s why they mentioned me at the debate. But I don’t know how CNN came up with that headline.”

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Sal Traina
Sal is a married father of two living in liberal NJ as a Libertarian. Sal authored articles for various political and technology publications, e-newsletters, websites, & blogs. He is a seasoned radio vet with a decade of experience under his belt. As a member, and researcher for the Libertarian National Committee, Sal wishes to shine a light on the open border-loving and 2nd Amendment-hating establishment members who have hijacked the Libertarian Party. Email: sal@NewMediaCentral.net INTERESTS: -Political history, philosophy and libertarian politics -Talk radio and program management -Studying and exposing mainstream media propoganda, corporatism, and pop culture shaping by global elites -Writing about the decline of American culture, the complacency of the masses, and promoting personal responsibility