Last week’s “Golden Shower Gate” dossier story is still making the rounds. Initially, the fake news story was pushed by Buzzfeed and CNN. Now mainstream media reporters are scrambling to find any dirt that may make their fake news #showergate narrative seem remotely credible.
Queue Donald Trump on the Howard Stern show in 2001. (Benza makes the remarks at 4:20 in the above clip)
“But yesterday, in an unearthed interview from The Howard Stern Show in 2001, we were given a small reason to believe that the intelligence report was on to something.” – GQ Magazine.
During a 2001 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, now President-elect Donald Trump and Stern Show regular A.J Benza playfully discussed dating the same woman. In the context of the Howard Stern Show, Trump jokingly commented he hoped Benza was clean. Benza responded by claiming Trump has had sex with Russian women in the past.
“He used to call me when I was a columnist and say, ‘I was just in Russia, the girls have no morals, you gotta get out there’,” Benza noted. “He’s out of his mind.”
Trump responded by saying “I don’t know anything.”
Reached by The Hollywood Reporter, A.J Benza characterizes his remarks as having come from “an off-the-record conversation with two single guys talking about girls. As far as I’m concerned, we were just two guys telling lies.”
Benza adds that he and Trump were feuding at the time, but that the president-elect has since earned his respect.