David Letterman is seen none too often these days, and it is generally well-known that he prefers things that way. Even a bit of a recluse all the while he hosted his various television talk shows, the near-70 and now-heavily-bearded Letterman has used the cover of retirement to drop almost entirely from public view.
Every once in a blue moon, Letterman will resurface, as he did this past weekend to give an interview with the entertainment news website Vulture.
The interview touched on a variety of subjects, including the current state of late-night TV talk shows, but it was surely at its most interesting when the subject turned to the new President of the United States, Donald Trump.
In a Washington Times article about the interview, excerpts of what Letterman had to say reveal what is clearly his complete revulsion with Trump…or, at least Trump as president.
In one of Letterman’s longer “commentaries” about Trump during the interview, he suggested that the president suffered from mental instability, and that the citizens of this nation are now in a position where they need to protect themselves from him:
“Say the head of the family, let’s say his name was Larry Wasserstein. If Larry behaved the way Donald behaves, for even a six-week period, the family would get together and say, ‘Jesus, somebody better call the doctor.’ Then they’d ask him to step down. But 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.”
Later in the exchange with Vulture, Letterman refers to Trump as one who’s “ignorant in a way that’s insulting to the office,” and also refers to the president as a “stupid son of a b----h.”
Good to see retirement agrees with you, Dave.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large