On an audio recording released on Sunday night, President Trump is revealed to have pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger into overturning the state's election, asking him to 'find 11,780 votes'. The conversation was plastered all over the news media, and on Monday, it got SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern's blood boiling.
During his show, Stern compared the President to a character from The Godfather.
"This is criminal. It's gangster. It's like Donald Corleone."
He went on to say:
"How is this sh*t not criminal what's going on? I don't understand it. They've got the tapes."
Then, he blasted the President for focusing on trying to overturn a free and fair election, rather than getting people vaccinated against the pandemic.
"If you're on the phone talking to some guy in Georgia and going, 'Hey, what do you think about if we all said that I won the election? What do you think? Think we can make that fly?' I mean, that's what you're busy with?"
"Only 4.2 million people in the United States have received a dose of [the pandemic] vaccine. It's like third-world sh*t going on!"
"The thing that's really pissing me off is that this motherf---ing government that hardly exists now, they can't get the coronavirus vaccine out."
"Front-line workers in hospitals can't get it, and you're making f---ing phone calls to try to end the election?"
"What happened to this country? It's such a disappointment that we cannot vaccinate people. We can't get f---ing vaccine into people's arms."
Many others agreed with Howard Stern.
@tribelaw @greg_thornbury Add to this the 10 former secretaries of defense write an OpEd warning about Trump trying… https://t.co/8syTQApehh— Paul Norman Jackson (@Paul Norman Jackson)1609780923.0
@danka_dee @tribelaw @VP @SecPompeo When will Americans realize there is no bottom, no line in the sand for his cre… https://t.co/Q4sW5CeBVO— Glen Wither🍁 (@Glen Wither🍁)1609780690.0
@tribelaw Frankly, I think the next two weeks should consist of a second trump impeachment.— Cher Davis (@Cher Davis)1609769886.0
Others had stern words for Republicans who were still supporting President Trump.
@washingtonpost After learning about this outrageous recording, any Republican lawmaker who votes on January 6 to b… https://t.co/YIIre3lOnn— Steven Greenhouse (@Steven Greenhouse)1609708799.0
@washingtonpost But I thought @SenSusanCollins said he’d learned his lesson about making threatening illegal phone… https://t.co/MoVg9zBWxI— Not that Brian, the other one (@Not that Brian, the other one)1609712633.0
@washingtonpost Want to make sure you have access; *DO NOT* downplay the severity of trump’s actions. We know you’r… https://t.co/KcftG6IpFo— me (@me)1609716312.0
And others called out what Trump was trying to do for what it is.
Trump's Perfect Call is your friendly reminder that Black voter disenfranchisement is still a thing 55 years later.— TheTruthWillPrevail (@TheTruthWillPrevail)1609775997.0
At what point can this become criminal because it feels criminal? Clearly democracy is no longer a goal of the … https://t.co/b8s7imuReT— Charlie (@Charlie)1609703971.0
Jefferson Davis Trump @realDonaldTrump apparently wants Georgia to be the first state in the New Confederate States… https://t.co/CENMnq3fKV— BookWormRipsGOPFascism🇺🇸🙈🙉🙊🚨🆘😷 (@BookWormRipsGOPFascism🇺🇸🙈🙉🙊🚨🆘😷)1609705092.0
Unfortunately, it seems likely Trump will continue to try to overturn a free and fair election up until noon on January 20 when Joe Biden becomes President.