Quantcast
Connect with us

David Letterman annihilates Trump: He’s ‘a damaged human being — a person to be shunned’

Published

on

David Letterman knows Donald Trump pretty well after interviewing him frequently over the years on his television show — but even he has been surprised by the Republican nominee’s outrageous behavior on the campaign trail.

The former late night talk show host said he loved Trump as a television guest, because his “blowhard billionaire” persona was instantly recognizable to audiences, reported the New York Times.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Nobody took him seriously, and people loved him when he would come on the show,” said Letterman, who retired last year. “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.”

Letterman said he’s surprised that Trump’s presidential campaign has been so successful, but there’s one moment that he thinks should have disqualified the real estate developer and former reality TV star.

“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,” Letterman said. “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.”

He was sharply critical of “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, who earned scorn and mockery for his softball interview of Trump last month.

ADVERTISEMENT

“If I had a show, I would have gone right after him,” Letterman said. “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?'”

Letterman said that should really have been enough to sink Trump’s campaign.

“I don’t know anything about politics,” Letterman said. “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.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch Letterman confront Trump in 2012 over moving his clothing manufacturing operation to China:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

Published

on

President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

Published

on

Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

Published

on

A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Investigate and Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image