The 62-year-old radio personality, who is a Democrat, said on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday (October 17) that to release the Republican presidential nominee’s tapes would be a “betrayal.”
“Donald Trump did the show in an effort to be entertaining and have fun with us,” Howard said. “I fully knew what I was doing when I interviewed Trump. I knew I had a guy who loved to talk about sex.… I had a guy who loved to evaluate women on a scale of 1 to 10. These are avenues I went down because I knew it would entertain the audience.”
“I said, ‘Why are you doing this?’” Howard revealed the question he asked Donald earlier this year with regards to all the footage Howard and other outlets had of him. “‘Why would a guy with billions of dollars [run for president]?… Don’t you know what they’re gonna do to you? Don’t you know they’re gonna open up everything?’”
Howard, who considers Donald a friend, went on to say that he does not, however, approve of Donald‘s use of the term “locker room talk” to describe the comments made in the famous leaked lewd tape.
“I have never been in the room when someone has said, ‘Grab them by the pussy,’” Howard added. “No one’s ever advocated going that step where you get a little bit, ‘Hey I’m going to invade someone’s space.’”