Anderson Cooper was on the Howard Stern Show last week. He revealed he would not be voting in the 2016 presidential election.
“I don’t think reporters should vote,” the CNN anchor told Stern when asked which candidate he supported in the upcoming election. “A lot of reporters don’t vote. It’s a thing.” The radio host was shocked by Cooper’s admission, but the journalist explained, “I’ve had the debate. There have been years where I have voted because sometimes I thought maybe I should. I’ve gone back and forth on it.”
Cooper further noted that his role as a reporter is to “ask questions,” and so he doesn’t “want to be influenced one way or the other.” As for the last time he voted in a presidential election, Cooper said, “I honestly can’t remember.”
In true journalistic fashion, Cooper then turned the tables on Stern and questioned him about his political stance. “I’ve always been a Hillary Clinton fan,” Stern revealed. “I think she would make a good president.” He added, “Trump, I’ve known for years. He’s a friend of mine and a friend of the show. But first of all, I don’t even think he wants to be president.” Stern added, “I think he’s shocked. I think it was a goof.”