David Letterman Went Full Scorched Earth On Donald Trump And His Presidential Aspirations

Man, I miss David Letterman. No offense to Stephen Colbert, but it’s just not the same with Dave, Paul, Biff and the old Late Show crew.

But that’s not what I brought you here to discuss today. Today I wanted to share with you David Letterman’s thoughts on Donald Trump and his run for President of the United States.

You see, Letterman, who had Trump on his show many times since they were both based in New York, had some VERY strong opinions on The Donald when he sat down for an interview recently with the New York Times.

None of it was very flattering for our Republican nominee.

Some quotes…

“I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time and I always thought he was exactly what New York City needed to have: the big, blowhard billionaire. ‘By God, I’m Donald Trump and I date models and I put up buildings, and everything is gold.’ Nobody took him seriously, and people loved him when he would come on the show. I would make fun of his hair, I would call him a slumlord, I would make fun of his ties. And he could just take a punch like nothing. He was the perfect guest.”

Here’s where Letterman breaks out the the blowtorch calling Trump a “damaged human being” and a “person to be shunned”…

“So now, he decides he’s running for president. And right out of the box, he goes after immigrants and how they’re drug dealers and they’re rapists. And everybody swallows hard. And they think, oh, well, somebody’ll take him aside and say, “Don, don’t do that.” But it didn’t happen. And then, I can remember him doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.”

Letterman on how he believes Trump got the Republican nomination…

“I kept telling people he will absolutely not get elected. And then David Brooks said he’ll get the nomination and he will be crushed in the general election. And I thought: Yeah, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. I stand by that. The thing about Trumpy was, I think people just were amused enough about him to keep him afloat in the polls, because nobody wanted the circus to pull up and leave town.”

And here’s how Letterman says he would have handed Trump during this election cycle if he appeared on his show…

“If I had a show, I would have gone right after him. I would have said something like, “Hey, nice to see you. Now, let me ask you: what gives you the right to make fun of a human who is less fortunate, physically, than you are?” And maybe that’s where it would have ended. Because I don’t know anything about politics. I don’t know anything about trade agreements. I don’t know anything about China devaluing the yuan. But if you see somebody who’s not behaving like any other human you’ve known, that means something. They need an appointment with a psychiatrist. They need a diagnosis and they need a prescription.”

Seems pretty clear where Dave stands on all of this, huh?

[New York Times]