Did David Letterman Just Go Too Far In This Harsh Dig On President Trump?


David Letterman has called out Donald Trump in ways no one else will. In an in-depth interview with Vulture, the iconic funny man takes a hard look at what the country has gotten itself into by electing a “crazy” man. Both serious and humorous, Letterman tells it like it is.

During the interview, the comedian explained how Trump lulled the public:

‘He was a joke of a wealthy guy. We didn’t take him seriously. He’d sit down, and I would just start making fun of him. He never had any retort. He was big and doughy, and you could beat him up. He seemed to have a good time, and the audience loved it, and that was Donald Trump.’

Letterman claims that the President of the United States is batsh*t crazy, and here is why:

‘Trump’s the president and he can lie about anything from the time he wakes up to what he has for lunch and he’s still the president. I don’t get that. I’m tired of people being bewildered about everything he says: “I can’t believe he said that.” We gotta stop that and instead figure out ways to protect ourselves from him. We know he’s crazy. We gotta take care of ourselves here now.’

Letterman said that he could pinpoint the exact moment when Trump began building his dictatorship, and he shares:

‘That press conference that he held berating the news media? I mean, how do you build a dictatorship? First, you undermine the press: “The only truth you’re going to hear is from me.” And he hires the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Steve Bannon, to be his little buddy.’

Trump’s right-hand man, Steve Bannon is dangerous, according to Letterman:

‘Bannon looks like a guy who goes to lunch, gets drunk, and comes back to the office: “Steve, could you have just one drink?” “Fuck you.” How is a white supremacist the chief adviser to our president? Did anybody look that up? I don’t know. How’s this interview going? Do you think you’re talking to a normal person here? Don’t I seem like I’m full of something?’

Who does the comedian like for favorite Trump administration’s worst of the worst? Well, that depends:

‘Kellyanne Conway was my favorite for a long time. This thing about her telling everyone, “Go buy Ivanka’s shoes; I’m going to go buy Ivanka’s shoes. Hell, I’ll buy you a pair of Ivanka’s shoes.” Then they had to counsel her. Boy, if this administration decides you need counseling — whoa. And poor Sean Spicer is a boob who just got out of a cab and now here he is. Then the other kid, is it Miller? ‘Wow, that guy is creepy. He fell out of a truck.’

Then, there is Trump and Russia. Letterman delves into the issue and confirms people’s worst fears:

‘And the guy from Exxon, Rex Tillerson. Don would say, “Rex, if you’re talking to your friends, ask them” — I’m sure the Russians groomed Trump. They gave him tips: “You want to be an authoritarian dictator? Sure, that’s not a problem. We’ll tell you how to do it, for God’s sake.”’

Last but not least, he talked about VP Michael Pence:

‘Jeez, Pence scared the hell out of me…Yes, conversion therapy. That’s when I just thought, Oh God, really, Indiana? I don’t care if you’re a fundamentalist Christian — even they have gay relatives. They can’t be saying homosexuality is a sin. It’s horseshit.’

Back to the Russians. Letterman had this to say about 45:

‘He would really rather not have a society where free speech was going to be a factor. I’m telling you, there’s something between him and the Russians. I do like the idea that Putin has something on Don and decided: “Let’s get him in office, and we’ll get things to go our way.’

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H/T: Vulture.