Richard Nixon had the White House tapes, but President Donald Trump has the Howard Stern tapes and in the latest jaw-dropping bit of conversation between the president and the shock jock, Trump reveals he once turned away in disgust as he watched a man bleeding to death.
In more than 15 hours of conversations leaked between Trump and Stern from 1993 to 2016 on Factbl.og, this isn’t the first shocking revelation — Trump also said daughter Ivanka Trump and son Donald Trump Jr. tried to cut half-sister Tiffany Trump off from her inheritance and Trump admitted he wasn’t happy when then-girlfriend Marla Maples told him she was pregnant with Tiffany in 1993.
“I’m not good for medical. In other words, if you cut your finger and there’s blood pouring out, I’m gone,” Trump told Stern during an interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2008.
Then-businessman Trump then launched into a story about the time he thought he watched an 80-something-year-old man fall to his death at a Red Cross charity ball (we know, ironic) at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
“I was at Mar-a-Lago and we had this incredible ball, the Red Cross Ball, in Palm Beach, Florida. And we had the Marines. And the Marines were there, and it was terrible because all these rich people, they’re there to support the Marines, but they’re really there to get their picture in the Palm Beach Post… so you have all these really rich people, and a man, about 80 years old—very wealthy man, a lot of people didn’t like him—he fell off the stage,” Trump said.
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“So what happens is, this guy falls off right on his face, hits his head, and I thought he died. And you know what I did? I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s disgusting,’ and I turned away,” Trump said, but it wasn’t because of his horror at the man gravely injuring himself, it was his horror at the pristine marble floors being dyed red with blood.
“I couldn’t, you know, he was right in front of me and I turned away. I didn’t want to touch him. He’s bleeding all over the place, I felt terrible. You know, beautiful marble floor, didn’t look like it. It changed color. Became very red. And you have this poor guy, 80 years old, laying on the floor unconscious, and all the rich people are turning away. ‘Oh my God! This is terrible! This is disgusting!’ and you know, they’re turning away. Nobody wants to help the guy. His wife is screaming—she’s sitting right next to him, and she’s screaming,” Trump continued.
Eventually, someone did come to the rescue — the Marines, who were seated in the very back corner of the large event hall, by Trump’s account.
“What happens is, these 10 Marines from the back of the room… they come running forward, they grab him, they put the blood all over the place—it’s all over their uniforms—they’re taking it, they’re swiping [it], they ran him out, they created a stretcher. They call it a human stretcher, where they put their arms out with, like, five guys on each side,” Trump said.
“I was saying, ‘Get that blood cleaned up! It’s disgusting!’ The next day, I forgot to call [the man] to say he’s OK,” Trump said, noting that all the blood, “It’s just not my thing.”