A V.P. is born.
SiriusXM host Howard Stern has said throughout the week that he is going to run for president in 2024. On Wednesday, the 68-year-old broadcaster announced that Grammy winning actor Bradley Cooper will be his running mate.
“He said it’s done,” Stern claimed. “He wants it and he’s going to be my vice president.”
According to Stern, he texted Cooper about his executive ambitions while the Oscar-nominated actor was shooting “Maestro” in which he plays composer Leonard Bernstein. Stern claimed Cooper responded immediately Wednesday morning while sitting in a makeup chair. The movie has reportedly been filming in New York City and Massachusetts. Stern cited Cooper’s “fantastic face” as a big asset in the pair’s unlikely campaign.
“This guy is going to bring in the female vote like you won’t believe,” he said. “Because you know women ain’t going to vote for me.”
Stern’s supposed decision to run for president, which he’s joked about in the past, was inspired by last week’s Supreme Court decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling that has for nearly 50 years given women in the U.S. the right to abort pregnancies.
“My country needs me,” he said Wednesday. “I know I’m not that bright. Believe me, no one else is either.”
His platform, Stern said, is to abort the Electoral College, stack the Supreme Court with progressive judges, destroy Camp David and stay clear of golf courses when there’s work to be done. He also vowed to have sex with his wife in the Oval Office and give women nationwide the right to choose again.
“You’ll have abortion back as soon as I’m president,” Stern promised. “In fact, I want to announce this right now, I’m going to put an abortion clinic in the White House.”
Stern — who briefly ran for governor of New York as a Libertarian in 1994 — said he’ll be running for president as a Democrat. He is an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, who used to appear on Stern’s radio show. The Queens native, who was raised on Long Island, supported Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.
Cooper, who’s representatives have not responded to a request for comment, said in 2016 that he got grief for attending the Democratic National Committee’s convention in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he was excited to watch then-President Barack Obama speak.
“Republicans were up in arms that I was there watching the president speak,” he said during a visit to “The Late Show.”