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Monday, April 11, 2005 4:40 p.m. EDT
Donald Trump Flips Dan Rather the Bird
There's no love lost between Dan Rather and NewsMax readers, and 'The Donald' feels the same way.
Today on Howard Stern's radio show Donald Trump was Howard's guest.
Stern said he likes Trump because Trump is brutally honest. "I see you all over the place trashing Dan Rather," revealed Stern.
"Well, Dan was not too great," Trump replied, in the understatement of the new millennium.
"He had me on 60 Minutes, and he did nothing but be nice to me and he was great; then all of a sudden, at the end, he starts ... 'You're a vicious, horrible human being; Why?'"
Donald wondered, "Is this the same guy who was just so nice to me? He's just terrible. And you know, I never understood ... he got such bad ratings. How did a guy who was number three for years stay on the air?"
New York's biggest real estate developer could only come up with one reason: "I think he has something on the officials over at CBS."
Howard then asked if Trump had told Rather to his face "You are a scumbag."
"Many Times," replied Trump. "I would see him in (New York Yankee Owner) George Steinbrenner's box - I'd give him the finger about two feet away. People that were with me couldn't believe what was happening."
"What would he do?" asked Stern.
"He would do nothing. Then he'd call and say 'Donald, let's get together, let's have lunch' ... and I'd say 'No, Thank you,'"
"He would do everything possible to be nice, but it didn't matter, because when the game was on, he wasn't nice."
Trump said he didn't care what people say, or if they don't like him, but Rather "wasn't fair."
Stern said he feels the same way about Katie Couric, another icon of the liberally biased media, who, before Stern's exclusive interview with the Today Show for his movie, privately told Stern she loved him and loved his movie.
During the interview, though - in holier-than-thou fashion - she started in with Howard about being raunchy, indecent and all of the other ridiculous accusations constantly hurled at Stern, and peppered him about the FCC and his troubles with the commission.