Howard Stern: 'I feel bad' for 2020 women because Biden feels 'safe'

Howard Stern says he feels “bad” for the female candidates running in the 2020 presidential race because nervous voters are leaning toward someone like Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, whom they see as having the best shot at beating President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.

“Biden’s way ahead because I think people want a new president so badly that they want to play it a little safe,” the SiriusXM radio host said of the former vice president on Thursday while promoting his new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” on “The View.”

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Trump critics, Stern explained, see in Biden “a guy who’s been the vice president. He’s tested.”

“I feel bad for the women running,” Stern continued, “because it’s probably time for a woman to run. But because everyone’s so nervous, they’re tightening up and saying it better be Joe Biden because they got to get the best shot.”

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Asked if he’s rooting for anyone particular in 2020, Stern, 65, replied, “It’s almost like there’s so many people I’m on overload. Every week it’s sort of like the flavor of the month.”

On Thursday, New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioProtesters splash red paint on NYC streets to symbolize blood De Blasio: Robert E Lee’s ‘name should be taken off everything in America, period’ House Democratic whip pushes back on calls to defund police: We need to focus on reform MORE became the 24th candidate to join the Democratic primary for the chance to take on Trump.

Stern told “View” co-host Meghan McCain that he wouldn’t rule out voting for a Republican and noted that while he was a strong and longtime Hillary Clinton supporter, he’s endorsed GOP political bids, saying, “There’s a lot of good candidates out there, and we’ll see.”

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